Category: Directing
He's the Only Director Who Makes Her Comfortable Enough to Bare All
By CAREY PURCELL
Friday, April 19, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 19, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Halley Feiffer and Trip Cullman discuss collaborating on The Pain of My Belligerence at Playwrights Horizons --- "We joke that this is the healthiest relationship in our lives," says Halley Feiffer, gesturing to Trip Cullman. The playwright and director are longtime artistic partners currently working on their sixth project, the world premiere of...
Why Michael Mayer Revisited His Youth for 'Burn This'
By GERARD RAYMOND
Tuesday, April 16, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 16, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony winner talks about directing the starry Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson's drama --- If you were taking bets on whether the tempestuous, mismatched lovers at the center of Lanford Wilson's Burn This would continue their relationship after the curtain falls, cynics would probably say no. That must make Michael Mayer, the director of the...
She's the Secret Ingredient in Three Hit Plays
By BILLY MCENTEE
Monday, April 08, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
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How dramaturg Sarah Lunnie helped birth What the Constitution Means to Me, Mrs. Murray's Menagerie and Hillary and Clinton --- One of the most vital roles in new play development is also the most inscrutable: the oft-misunderstood dramaturg. But Sarah Lunnie is happy to demystify what she does. "I think about my role as that of a collaborative editor,"...
This Play Will Make You Laugh… or Maybe Scream or Cry
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, April 01, 2019  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Apr 1, 2019  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Why Do You Feel Anger? sparks an array of reactions --- When Do You Feel Anger? had its world premiere at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Kentucky last year, it elicited intense yet mixed emotions. But playwright Mara Nelson-Greenberg and director Margot Bordelon always figured that would be the case. A tonally complex one-act...
Why Are People of Color Playing Slave Owners?
By JOSE SOLÍS
Friday, March 29, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Mar 29, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
The Flea's revival of Southern Promises makes the play even more controversial --- When Southern Promises premiered in New York in 2008, Barack Obama was on the brink of becoming the country's first black President. That provided an optimistic backdrop for Thomas Bradshaw's incendiary play about slavery. Even though it featured raw scenes of rape...
Why 'Julius Caesar' Feels More Urgent Than Ever
By GERARD RAYMOND
Wednesday, March 27, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 27, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Director Shana Cooper reimagines Shakespeare's tragedy for our polarized political age Pieces of the set literally fall apart during Theatre for a New Audience's kinetic production of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. The startling destruction happens during the storm that precedes the assassination of the titular general by his frenemies...
From Rock Musicals to a Real-Life Tale That Rocked the Showbiz Industry
By SANDY MACDONALD
Friday, March 22, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Mar 22, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How Tony nominee Kristin Hanggi helped a friend turn personal trauma into a no-holds-barred solo show --- On the New York theatre scene, Kristin Hanggi is best known for helming playful jukebox musicals. She earned a Tony nomination for developing and directing the long-running '80s lovefest Rock of Ages. Earlier this season, she oversaw the screen-to-stage...
Resurrecting a Forgotten Female Playwright
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Monday, February 25, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Feb 25, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Why the Mint Theater Company wants New York audiences to know Elizabeth Baker --- You've probably never heard of Elizabeth Baker, and the Mint Theater Company, which specializes in reviving lost plays, aims to fix that. A British dramatist who enjoyed a fair amount of success in her homeland in the early 20th century, she's barely known stateside,...
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