Gorilla Theater A Practical Guide to Performing the New Outdoor Theater Anytime, Anywhere Synopsis
First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Gorilla Theater A Practical Guide to Performing the New Outdoor Theater Anytime, Anywhere Press Reviews
Christopher Sanderson is one of the nation's leading directors of environmental theater and Gorilla Theater reflects both his sound theoretical and broad practical knowledge of how to make good, vibrant theater under almost any conditions, anywhere. As such, it's a must read for those who want to take their shows outdoors, into the streets or to the masses. -New York Times When the early-'90s culture wars erupted and public arts funding became scarcer, Christopher Carter Sanderson took his theatre to the people by taking it outside for free. By eschewing the frippery of the playhouse, he pioneered a genuinely individualistic aesthetic that is now brilliantly codified and commented upon in Gorilla Theatre. This is both a practical, step-by-step Gorilla Theatre guide and an unabashed proclamation of artistic beliefs from a singular theatrical voice.. -Leonard Jacobs, Assoc. Editor, Theatre Critic, Back Stage As founding artistic director of the Gorilla Repertory Theatre Company, Sanderson knows a thing or two about staging a play in Mother Nature's midst. Recommended for all libraries with active outdoor theater groups. -Elizabeth Stifter, Brooklyn, NY, Library Journal, October 1, 2003 What Sanderson has fashioned in Gorilla Theatre is a training manual for replicating his own work with Gorilla Rep-he calls it a 'new form' of theatre. I hope readers will be inspired by his example and use the book as a tool to create still more 'new forms.' . -Erica Schmidt, American Theatre