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Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Thomas Hardy’s FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD from the perspective of risk theatre. Theatre meets the novel - Between tragedy and comedy - Tragic omens and ...   Sat Nov 13th, 2021 08:01 pm

Announcements > Link to staged reading of 2021 Risk Theatre Playwriting Competition WINNER! (0 replies - 237 views)

Here’s a link to the reading of THE LOST BALLAD OF OUR MECHANICAL ANCESTOR, by Madison Wetzell. Enjoy :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsPc3Fl4Ygw&t=13s ...   Sun Oct 24th, 2021 04:57 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

First review of my second book--WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU RISK, MAKE RISK THEATRE: THREE TRAGEDIES AND SIX ESSAYS--coming to a bookstore near you in 2022. ...   Fri Sep 24th, 2021 11:10 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Interview with playwright Madison Wetzell, winner of the 3rd annual Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Playwriting Competition. We chat about: power structures, empathy, dramaturgy, casting, philosophy, ...   Fri Sep 3rd, 2021 07:32 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Perhaps of interest—my review of Madison Wetzell's fantastic play: THE LOST BALLAD OF OUR MECHANICAL ANCESTOR, the winner of the 3rd annual Risk Theatre Modern ...   Sun Aug 22nd, 2021 05:34 am

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Ever wondered what happens when you bring probability theory to the theatre? Here's a link to my upcoming talk on probability theory, moral certainty, and ...   Sat Jun 26th, 2021 04:12 am

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

A breakdown of Aeschylus' dramatic technique in SEVEN AGAINST THEBES. Patriotism-25,401,599:1 Odds-Dulce et decorum est-Us and Them-Signs and Symbols-The Ancient Quarrel-Fake Myth-The Biological Imperative. Read, ...   Sat Mar 13th, 2021 09:44 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Thanks for checking it out and glad you enjoyed it Paul! I'll keep coming up with new and exciting stuff, the fun's just beginning :) ...   Sun Feb 28th, 2021 06:45 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Thinking of ways to fire up your dramatic creations with chance, uncertainty, and the unexpected? Check out "Wong's Seven Risk Theatre Playwriting Exercises." https://melpomeneswork.com/workingtitleplaywrights/ ...   Sat Feb 27th, 2021 09:00 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

A risk theatre reading of Arthur Miller's fan favourite: ALL MY SONS. The opportunity cost of choice-masters of reality-the dismal art-runaway patriotism-tragedy as a valuing ...   Tue Feb 9th, 2021 07:37 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

New review in THEATRE HISTORY STUDIES journal: 'Valuable for scholars, directors, and playwrights', 'a fresh, distinctive method for analyzing and staging tragedies', 'a vision that ...   Wed Jan 20th, 2021 07:43 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

What an awesome story of chance's upside :) Sometimes it seems as though the brain is built to emphasize will and intention and to discount ...   Sun Jan 17th, 2021 05:36 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Thanks for reading Paul and glad you enjoyed it :) It was fun writing about chance in Othello: it helped me to really understand what ...   Sat Jan 16th, 2021 05:52 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Any OTHELLO fans here? Here's a risk theatre reading of one of Shakespeare's most endearing tragedies. This interpretation combines literary with probability theory. Je est ...   Sat Jan 16th, 2021 02:44 am

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

By popular demand, an essay on Shakespeare’s MACBETH from the perspective of risk. The crossroad of probability and theatre. Shakespeare’s swans. The imperial theme. The ...   Sat Nov 28th, 2020 05:35 am

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Thanks for watching and the kind feedback IMR :) It was a fantastic experience, looking forward to the next round! ...   Sat Nov 28th, 2020 05:33 am

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Zoom in on October 18th for a live reading of Nicholas Dunn’s prize-winning play THE VALUE. Although the play is about value, the cost to ...   Sun Sep 27th, 2020 10:45 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

My thoughts on THE VALUE by Nicholas Dunn, the winner of the 2nd annual Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition. I discuss tragedy, how classics are ...   Sun Sep 6th, 2020 05:20 am

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

The RISK THEATRE project makes its NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK debut. At 9min30sec I talk about how LANGHAM COURT THEATRE revitalizes the stage by making ...   Tue Jun 2nd, 2020 03:48 am

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

YouTube video of my virtual talk on the intersection of probability theory and theatre at the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) ...   Sun May 31st, 2020 03:45 am

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

To celebrate the launch of my award-winning audiobook THE RISK THEATRE MODEL OF TRAGEDY, Barnes & Noble will be giving it away absolutely free--no strings ...   Wed Apr 15th, 2020 07:49 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

May be of interest to those seeking the solace of art. Here's the transcript to my Zoom conference at Memorial University tomorrow (April 3, 2020). ...   Fri Apr 3rd, 2020 02:42 am

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Quick--with seven attackers, seven defenders, and seven gates, what are the odds that the two brothers will confront one another at the seventh gate? In ...   Tue Mar 3rd, 2020 07:51 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

THANK YOU to the internationally respected and peer-reviewed NJ DRAMA AUSTRALIA NATIONAL JOURNAL and University of Newcastle lecturer Carol Carter for reviewing The Risk Theatre ...   Sat Feb 15th, 2020 03:32 am

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

For playwrights and storytellers who want to know the secrets of Sophocles' dramatic technique in OEDIPUS THE KING. This is a transcript of a short ...   Thu Jan 16th, 2020 02:37 am

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

For those who love the ancient tragedians, especially Aeschylus. Successful abstract proposal for the 2020 CAMWS Classical Association Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama. Risk theatre ...   Sun Dec 15th, 2019 11:39 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Hi IMR, I love that expression "Your tie is a little crooked!" Thanks for the feedback. A few folks have been saying similar things, that ...   Sun Dec 15th, 2019 11:38 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Sheldon Goldfarb at the Ormsby Review at Simon Fraser University skewers THE RISK THEATRE MODEL OF TRAGEDY. Worse review so far by far. Ouch! https://ormsbyreview.com/2019/11/28/670-goldfarb-wong-a-new-theory-of-tragedy/ ...   Tue Dec 3rd, 2019 06:07 am

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Patrick Chavis talks about RISK THEATRE on the LA THEATRE BITES podcast. Go Los Angeles, playwriting capital of the West! https://melpomeneswork.com/la-theatre-bites-interviews-edwin-wong-on-the-risk-theatre-model-of-tragedy/ ...   Mon Nov 11th, 2019 11:32 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

BookLife review of THE RISK THEATRE MODEL OF TRAGEDY: GAMBLING, DRAMA, AND THE UNEXPECTED. THE GOOD: "Wong's hardy debut book of literary criticism succeeds in ...   Fri Nov 8th, 2019 05:08 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Any Marlowe fans here? Here's a Halloween special for you! Full transcript of a presentation I'm giving at Okanagan College next Tuesday on one of my ...   Sat Oct 26th, 2019 11:51 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

For everyone unable to attend my keynote presentation WHY DO WE ENJOY TRAGEDIES? at Okanagan College on October 28, here’s a link to the full ...   Wed Oct 16th, 2019 04:20 am

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

The English Department at Okanagan College hosts a presentation on risk theatre. Fantastic to see risk theatre, a bold new 21st century theory of tragedy ...   Tue Oct 8th, 2019 11:52 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Risk Theatre gets a mention in THE DRAMATIST MAGAZINE (Sep/Oct 2019), the official journal of the Dramatists Guild of America! ...   Sun Oct 6th, 2019 06:45 am

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Langham Court Theatre. 6PM October 20th. Staged reading of Gabriel Jason Dean's IN BLOOM, winner of the inaugural Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition. Directed by ...   Fri Sep 27th, 2019 04:51 am

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Just found out (quite randomly by googling myself!) that a major MFA program has launched a course exploring risk theatre! Risk theatre is my bold new ...   Mon Sep 16th, 2019 06:34 am

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

What do I have in common with celebrities Jim Carrey, Jonathan Frakes, Diana Hart, and bestselling writers J.A. Jance and Daniel Silva? Readers’ Favorite announced ...   Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 01:57 am

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Shout out to Rae Porter and Don Descoteau at Monday Magazine for covering Langham Court Theatre's Risk Theatre Project. The goal of the Risk Theatre ...   Tue Aug 20th, 2019 08:11 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

In this in-depth article, Columbia writing professor Charlie Euchner talks about how 'risk theatre' offers writers and critics a powerful and fascinating new tool. Risk ...   Tue Jul 23rd, 2019 03:33 am

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Thanks for the kind comments IMR! Isn't it surprising how it's the short books that say the most? In addition to Aristotle's Poetics, Abel's Metatheatre ...   Thu Jul 11th, 2019 12:36 am

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Hi Edd, great question! I like your definition of tragedy as a play where the protagonist doesn't overcome the obstacle. There's beauty in simplicity. In ...   Sun Jul 7th, 2019 11:44 pm

Announcements > The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected [Friesen Press 2019] (50 replies - 37960 views)

Any tragedians here? Complimentary copies of my new book are available for the first five takers! Please PM your mailing address. "An insightful and compelling read ...   Wed Jul 3rd, 2019 03:37 am

2021 - Opportunities for Playwrights - 2021 > 2019 Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition (1 reply - 3711 views)

Each entry $45. Entrants can ask for a 300 to 500 word written critique from a Juror, for an additional $50.* For some poor sap, that's ...   Tue Jun 5th, 2018 06:24 am


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