Author: Anne Bogart

Anne Bogart

What Art Is

While studying at Bard College in the early 1970’s I joined Via Theater, a group of likeminded theater majors founded by fellow student Ossian Cameron. The company began as an active investigation… more
Anne Bogart

The Art Brain

"The purpose of art is to impart the sensation of things as they are perceived and not as they are known. The technique of art is to make objects “unfamiliar”, to make forms difficult, to increase… more
Anne Bogart

Am I a Tuning Fork?

“This play resonated with me.” What does that mean?  Why does a particular play, painting or piece of music resonate with me, and others do not? The Oxford dictionary defines resonance as,… more
Anne Bogart

Dedication

We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our own passion, and our passion is our task. (Henry James) In a recent public interview, novelist Margaret Atwood was… more
Anne Bogart

The Experience of Theater

someone sees a play. they ask, what's it about? i'm, like, you just saw it. it's "about" the experience you just had. ... blank face. ... but what's it about? they ask again. ... hmm. maybe it's time… more