[Theaterfacultystaff] Tantrum Theater?

Erik Ramsey playwriting at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 16:47:15 EDT 2015

I'm going a bit against the grain here, but I do not like "tantrum" as a
name for  this professional theater. While fun and ironic when informally
applied to a group of very generous people like the recent MFA class, I
don't feel like "tantrum" by itself (or modified with the word Dublin)
projects the right image for this particular theater as it starts life. The
context for the potential irony in using the word "tantrum" is not as
available to those who don't know us or our artistic intent.

Erik Ramsey
Associate Professor of Playwriting
Ohio University Division of Theater
MFA Playwriting Program: http://ohioplaywriting.org

On Wed, Jun 3, 2015 at 8:48 PM, VerNooy, Rebecca <vernooy at ohio.edu> wrote:

>  I like it lots!! We'll have to live up to the name, and that idea
> excites me.
>  #%&@&*()#$%^#
> Rebecca
>  or, *Tantra Theatre* ? (although isn't there a sexual association with
> this?) (that could be fun) why are there no smiley faces on outlook?
>  Tantra is that Asian body of beliefs and practices which, working from
> the principle that the universe we experience is nothing other than the
> concrete manifestation of the divine energy of the godhead
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divinity> that creates and maintains that
> universe, seeks to ritually appropriate and channel that energy, within the
> human microcosm, in creative and emancipatory ways.[6]
> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tantra#cite_note-8>
>  RV
>   Rebecca VerNooy
> Ohio University
> School of Theater
> Assistant Professor
> 009 Kantner Hall
> 917-733-0740
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> theaterfacultystaff-bounces at listserv.ohio.edu> on behalf of Lincoln,
> Michael <lincolnm at ohio.edu>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 03, 2015 5:56 PM
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> *Subject:* [Theaterfacultystaff] Tantrum Theater?
>  Dear Theater Faculty,
>  The 2015 Class of MFA Actors called themselves Tantrum because they
> discovered that the collective noun for Bobcats is a Tantrum. It has been
> suggested that we name the Theater Company in Dublin Tantrum Theater. The
> Dean, Rachel Cornish, Dan Dennis and I have discussed this and like the
> idea and we wanted to bring it to you all and see if there are any
> objections or alternate suggestions. In addition to being an veiled
> reference to OHIO University, it is a fitting reference to the last class
> to appear at Monomoy. And it’s not The Bobcats, god forbid! We need to
> decide on a name this summer in order for Advancement to start working on
> donors for the theater.
>  Thoughts?
>  This is a website that references a Tantrum of Bobcats.
>  http://bigcats3.tripod.com/collective_nouns.html
>  I hope your summers are going well. We finally have air conditioning
> back in Kantner!
>  -Michael
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