About

Anthropos presents inspiring, dynamic and portable stories for bookings in theaters, schools, churches and communities.

Through the arts of theater and storytelling, Anthropos (Άνθρωπος, the Greek word for human being) seeks to uphold and celebrate what is truly human.  Having been developing for many years, Anthropos received its name in 2010 to acknowledge the spirit of what Glen Williamson and his colleagues present and the impulse to create and perform stories and plays of unusual scope and humanity.

GLEN WILLIAMSON, a founding member in New York City of The Actors’ Ensemble and New Directions Theater, appeared in numerous productions with both companies. He currently plays multiple roles in the touring production of The Gospel of John with Walking the dog Theater and the title role in Aeschylus Unbound, which Glen co-wrote with the late film star Mala Powers.  He has given his one-man performances of Beat the Devil! Faust, the Whole Story, The Incarnation of the Logos: An Epic Tale of Christ’s Coming to Earth, Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince, and Kurt Vonnegut’s The Kid Nobody Could Handle and Who Am I This Time? throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K, Germany and Switzerland and has toured throughout North America in The Refugees’ Tale, based on Goethe’s Green Snake parable, with Laurie Portocarrero. Glen’s performance of Beat the Devil! Faust, the Whole Story won the award for Best Adaptation at the United Solo Theater Festival off-Broadway in 2011. The off-Broadway run of Glen’s one-man play The Boy Who Saw True was chosen by Back Stage as one of the five best plays of 1992.  Glen trained in the Michael Chekhov acting technique and at The Juilliard School and has acted with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and the American Stage Festival in New Hampshire.  Other appearances include Macbeth with Shakespeare Alive!, Sylvia by A. R. Gurney, Rudolf Steiner’s The Souls’ Awakening at the Goetheanum in Switzerland, storytelling with the Grupo de Euritmia de São Paulo in San Diego, and speaking poetry in a Camphill benefit concert at Carnegie Hall.

LAURIE PORTOCARRERO trained in the Chekhov method under Fern Sloan and Ted Pugh in 1995, and studied speech, movement and drama in the US, Switzerland and Australia. She is a long-time member of The Actors’ Ensemble and Walking the dog Theater, appearing in many of their productions. Most recently she has been seen in The Little PrinceUnder MilkWood, and Rudolf Steiner’s The Portal of Initiation. Laurie tours the United States and Canada in Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful LilyAeschylus Unbound, and the widely acclaimed The Gospel of John. She directs a summer program for children, Drama for the Little Folk and the Middle Folk, teaches adult workshops, and offers drama to special needs adults in New York’s Hudson Valley. Laurie is Waldorf-educated, holds a BA in Theatre Arts, and also trained at Sunbridge College and Rudolf Steiner College.

Performances

Fire in the Temple

The Antichrist

Incarnation of the Logos

An epic tale of Christ’s coming to earth. The story of Jesus’ birth, childhood and youth, as you’ve never heard it before. A Christmas tradition in several communities.

Beat the Devil! (Faust, the whole story)

Beat the Devil! (Faust, the whole story)

An exhilarating romp through Goethe’s theatrical masterpiece about heaven, hell and a battle for the soul of a man searching for the truth, satisfaction … and a Goddess.

Kaspar Hauser

A true story of an innocent boy imprisoned for most of his childhood.

Vonnegut, Vonnegut!

Two stories by Kurt Vonnegut

Aeschylus Unbound

A new historical play about mysterious ancient rituals, world-shaking battles and a warrior poet on trial for his life. By Mala Powers and Glen Williamson


Early performances by Anthropos Theater: The Gospel of John; and, The Mystery Journey of Johannes and Maria