OCT 13 – OCT 17, 2010

Welcome to the world of Stella Burden, an actor-training guru of the 60s and 70s, whose sudden emigration to South America still haunts her most fervent followers. Ms. Burden’s training technique, The Approach (often referred to as “the most dangerous acting technique in the world”), fused Western acting methods with risk-based rituals in order to give even the smallest role a touch of sex, death and violence.

The Method Gun uses found text from actual journals and performance reports from the final months of rehearsals for Ms. Burden’s nine-years-in-the-making production of A Streetcar Named Desire. A play about the ecstasy and excesses of performing, the dangers of public intimacy and the incompatibility of truth on stage and sanity in real life.

"Honest, brave and often hilarious exploration of the creative process...absurd and awe-inspiring." -Louisville Courier-Journal


  • Location: The Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre at the Paramount Center
  • Series Pioneer
  • Ages 17+ / nudity
  • Running Time 90 Minutes with no intermission