Category: Directing
A Theatre Pioneer Says Goodbye by Reinventing His First Show
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, September 29, 2022  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 29, 2022  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Off-Off Broadway stalwart Ping Chong reflects on 50 years of creation and change --- In 1972, when Ping Chong was 26, he made his first independent theatre piece: Lazarus. Performed in a Tribeca loft that belonged to Meredith Monk, it cost $100 to mount. There was no set, no one was paid, and Chong borrowed a slide projector from a friend. Although...
What's It Like to Play Tom Stoppard's Alter Ego?
By GERARD RAYMOND
Friday, September 23, 2022  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 23, 2022  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Actor Arty Froushan and director Patrick Marber on the personal nature of Leopoldstadt A hand-drawn family tree is a potent recurring image in Leopoldstadt, Tom Stoppard's elegiac new play tracing four generations of a wealthy Viennese Jewish clan during the first half of the 20th century. Threaded with recognizable strands from Stoppard's own family...
How Do You Conjure 90 Years in 90 Minutes?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, April 08, 2022  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 8, 2022  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Noah Haidle and director Vivienne Benesch on Birthday Candles starring Debra Messing --- The last time Roundabout Theatre Company produced one of Noah Haidle's plays, it was a formative experience. "Mr. Marmalade went so badly with critics and audiences, they created the Roundabout Underground series so shit like that wouldn't happen to...
The Power of Black Joy on Broadway
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Tuesday, October 19, 2021  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Oct 19, 2021  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Playwright Douglas Lyons and director Zhailon Levingston discuss their new comedy Chicken & Biscuits --- According to Chicken & Biscuits playwright Douglas Lyons, from the moment he and director Zhailon Levingston met, they had "an unspoken bond and understanding as Black queer men." The two connected by chance at Britton & The Sting's...
WATCH: TDF's Conversation on Staging Sex Scenes in Theatre
Thursday, September 02, 2021  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 2, 2021  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Two intimacy directors on the delicate but necessary nature of their position --- Let's talk about sex, baby—sex on stage that is! TDF partnered with NYC-based theatre Company of Fools to present a conversation about intimacy direction, a relatively new profession that ensures performers in intimate scenes—including but not limited to...
Join TDF for a Conversation About Staging Sex Scenes in Theatre
Wednesday, August 25, 2021  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Aug 25, 2021  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Two intimacy directors on the delicate but necessary nature of their position --- Let's talk about sex, baby—sex on stage that is! TDF is partnering with NYC-based theatre Company of Fools to present a conversation about intimacy direction, a relatively new profession that ensures performers in intimate scenes—including but not limited...
A Flop Play by a Pulitzer Prize Winner Gets a Second Life
By JOSE SOLÍS
Friday, March 06, 2020  •   Directing  •    3 comments Share This
Fri Mar 6, 2020  •   Directing  •    3 comments Share This
Why the Spanish-language production of Robert Schenkkan's Building the Wall is scarily relevant --- A week before the 2016 presidential election, Pulitzer- and Tony-winning dramatist Robert Schenkkan (All the Way) angrily banged out the dystopian two-hander Building the Wall, a future history play about what might happen to immigrants under a Donald...
A Play about Family, History, Genocide and Rock 'n' Roll
By CAROLINE CAO
Wednesday, February 19, 2020  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 19, 2020  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Obie winner Chay Yew on directing Cambodian Rock Band at Signature Theatre --- A few years ago, when Lauren Yee approached Chay Yew about directing the world premiere of her play Cambodian Rock Band at South Coast Repertory, he couldn't envision how it would work on stage. The puzzle of figuring it out is exactly why he signed on. "I always look at...
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