Orpheus X and other plays (Dreaming the Americas)

Four plays for music-theatre and performance by accomplished multi-disciplinary playwright-poet-lyricist-composer-storyteller Rinde Eckert. This volume includes his Pulitzer Prize nominated play Orpheus X as well as the plays Horizon, And God Created Great Whales and The Gardening Of Thomas D. With an introduction by scholar Jonathan Chambers, this is an exciting and daring collection by an eminent experimental theatre artist.


Improvisation On the Edge: Notes from On and Off Stage by Ruth Zaporah, with a forward by Rinde Eckert

Directed not only toward actors, dancers, and other performing artists who draw upon improvisation as part of their craft, this Zen-infused memoir of a life lived creatively will pique the interest of anyone in search of liberation from self-limiting concepts. What does it mean to live in a body? What does it mean to improvise? Do we wonder whether we're capable of improvising—to make up things as we go, step into the unknown, take a risk that changes our notion of ourselves and the world?


Published Articles

  • “Highway Ulysses,” Rinde Eckert, American Theatre, vol. 20 Sept. 2003, pg 39-53
  • “Idiots’ Paradise,” Rinde Eckert; Tom Sellar, Theater, Vol 30. No. 2 (2000), pg 82-91 published by Project Muse
  • “Romeo Sierra Tango,” Rinde Eckert, Theater, Vol. 30, No. 2 (2000), pg 92-103)
  • “Theatre is Hell: Orpheus X,” Rinde Eckert; Paige McGinley; Robert Woodruff,” PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Vol 28, No. 3, 2006 Pg 56-59
  • “The Gardening of Thomas D.,” Rinde Eckert, Theater, Vol. 30, No. 2 (2000) pg 112-127)
  • “The Idiot Variations,” Rinde Eckert, Theater, Vol. 30, No. 2 (2000), Pg 104-111, published by Project Muse
  • "Ravenshead Comes To Life, A Creative Process," Theatre Forum, Issue No. 15 (TF 15), Fall 1999


Rinde in other books

“Atlantic Shorebirds,” in
- 110 Stories: New York Writes After September 11, Ed. Ulrich Baer, New York University Press, 2002, pg 80

Essay on Censorship by Rinde, in
- OUT OF SILENCE: Censorship in Theatre & Performance, Ed. Caridad Svich, Eye Corner Press, 2012

Monologue from Dry Land Divine by Rinde, in
- Out of Character: Rants, Raves, and Monologues from Today's Top Performance Artists, Bantam Books, 1997

Monologue from Highway Ulysses in
- The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 2003, ed. D.L. Lepidus, Smith and Kraus, 2004

Conversations with Rinde (Print)

  • “Melville Birthday Lecture: “What Melville Means to Me”: A Panel Discussion with Rinde Eckert and Ricardo Pitts-Wiley,” by Robert K. Wallace, Rinde Eckert, Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, Leviathan, Volume 9, Issue 3, October 2007

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