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Published in English, THE SCENOGRAPHER has strong collaborative links with European professional associations and industry professionals: (theatre directors, stage designers, specialized technicians, theatre companies, costume houses, production designers, architects, set decorators, costume designers, interior designers and anyone interested in art and design in general).
Theatre director Henning Brockhaus
appointed artistic director of The Scenographer
"I immediately accepted the proposal to assume the position of artistic director of this new monographic edition published by SCSA. I accepted not because it appeared to be merely a new type of publication or otherwise, on Theatre in general, but to open up a fresh space dedicated to all those practitioners, the artists, the technicians, the researchers and the aficionados of Theatre who now wish to signally make a point, but by way of a “meeting point” on the general state of our Performing Arts. To talk of Scenography in the contemporary sense is to talk of Direction.
The theatre professional is often isolated; the distribution network is at times flawed while reaching a vast audience is a rather complex operation; the transmission of theatrical experience which is part of our contemporaneity is often limited to a sole review. This does not facilitate the contrast between authors and performers, nor does it succeed in quashing the defect of mediocracy to which the market has had to succumb, resulting in ever more commercially accepted productions geared towards box office receipts, at a time when a universal cry is to be heard for a revivification of the strength of our culture and for the vitality of our Theatre.
THE SCENOGRAPHER has an opportunity to become the “journal of theatre professionals”. At this point I’d like to define my personal goals as artistic director: I invite dialogue, to produce contributions and to present projects from innovative directors and authors who in my opinion are moving in new and stimulating directions in contemporary theatre, both in Italy and abroad, in order to create a landscape of ideas, and to provide readers with the opportunity to become familiar with poetic and dramatic thought of that which they have seen and can yet see at the theatre.
There will also be editorial space dedicated to young directors, scenographers and other authors. And to sum up, all this emerges as a fundamental tool destined for students and whoever desires to embrace the art of theatre: the construction of a critical repertoire of contemporary theatre production in order to engage with more authority and passion the Scenic Arts."
(Henning Brockhaus, Theatre Director).