All Things Grinnell

Breaking the Fourth Wall: Neo-Futurism and Twelfth Night

March 14, 2019

We rupture the infamous "fourth wall" of theatre, going behind the scenes with Rob Neill '91, founding member of the New York Neo Futurists, to discuss their unique brand of performance, which lies somewhere between improv, sketch comedy, and avant-garde theatre. We also talk with Ellen Mease about the more traditional theatrical world of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, which Mease directed this semester. She shares what Grinnell's theatre has meant to her, 40 years after she first directed her first production of the show.