Sunday
May082011

Larlham, Margaret (USA)

As a professor of theatre at San Diego State University (previously at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa), Margaret Larlham has choreographed, devised, directed, and/or written new plays with and for theatre students to perform for young audiences. The plays are scripted and have a strong physical theatre base, oftentimes with musical emphasis and interest in cultural diversity:

http://web.me.com/larlham/Plays/Welcome.html

Many of her productions have been filmed by SDSU colleague, Tim Powell, and are accessible to view on VIMEO channel:

http://vimeo.com/channels/sdsutheatre

Her play scripts, used with the video resources, have promoted new physical theatre productions by many schools, and theatre companies and have widened audiences to her work. Symphony of Clouds – a story of Mozart, was produced by Pollyanna Theatre Company in Austin Texas. Jungle Book, produced by North Coast Rep. has recently enjoyed a school production with a cast of eighty schoolchildren in New Delhi, India.