Category: Directing
Mining Tragedy Out of His Home State
By SANDY MACDONALD
Tuesday, December 10, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 10, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Samuel D. Hunter and director Davis McCallum discuss their latest collaboration at Lincoln Center --- Who could have predicted a decade ago that Samuel D. Hunter, an Idaho-bred playwright whose oeuvre is set in his home territory, would take New York City by storm? Probably director Davis McCallum, who first met Hunter in 2010 when they...
When Stephen Adly Guirgis Asked Him, He Couldn't Say No
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Wednesday, December 04, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 4, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Veteran actor-producer John Ortiz on making his directorial debut with Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven --- John Ortiz cofounded the LAByrinth Theater Company with a group of actors in 1992. As the company's artistic director for much of the last three decades, he has helped develop and produce, and frequently performed in more than 250 plays....
A Rare Chance to See One of the First Immersive Works of Theatre
By CAREY PURCELL
Tuesday, November 26, 2019  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Nov 26, 2019  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
María Irene Fornés' Fefu and Her Friends is finally being revived after four-plus decades --- Like many admirers of María Irene Fornés' rarely performed masterpiece, director Lileana Blain-Cruz discovered Fefu and Her Friends in school. However, unlike many fellow fans, she didn't understand why the pioneering work by the...
Why Bedlam's 'The Crucible' Will Surprise You
By CAREY PURCELL
Friday, November 15, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 15, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
The lauded theatre company puts its singular stamp on the Arthur Miller classic --- Even before it begins, Bedlam's take on Arthur Miller's The Crucible is meant to jar. The sparse Connelly Theater stage looks like it could be Puritan New England, which is when this drama about the Salem witch trials takes place. But the lighthearted Muzak filling...
If You Think You Know Tina Turner's Story, You're Wrong
By KELUNDRA SMITH
Wednesday, November 06, 2019  •   Directing  •    5 comments Share This
Wed Nov 6, 2019  •   Directing  •    5 comments Share This
How the musical Tina reveals new facets of the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll --- When Tony-nominated playwright Katori Hall was approached about penning the book for Tina, the new Broadway musical about legendary singer-songwriter Tina Turner, she initially worried there might not be anything new to say. "Because she has lived her life as an open book, I...
Why Is This Couple Dressing Up and Sword Fighting?
By CAROLINE CAO
Friday, October 11, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 11, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
A new romantic comedy puts live-action role-playing center stage --- There are adults who meet for poker; some play chess; others host book clubs. But the protagonists of Liba Vaynberg's new romantic comedy Round Table at 59E59 Theaters indulge in LARPing. That's an acronym for live-action role-playing, with participants masquerading as knights, fairies,...
How Grief Helped Bring the Daughters of Two Theatre Luminaries Together
By CAREY PURCELL
Wednesday, October 02, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 2, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Lily Houghton and director Kylie M. Brown discuss their world-premiere collaboration --- Artists often channel their grief into their work, and that's just what playwright Lily Houghton and director Kylie M. Brown have done with of the woman came the beginning of sin and through her we all die, currently running Off-Broadway. Throughout...
The Challenges of Staging 'The Height of the Storm'
By NICOLE SERRATORE
Monday, September 23, 2019  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Sep 23, 2019  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Jonathan Kent on directing Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins in a slippery new drama about memory --- Jonathan Kent started out as a painter and actor, but everything clicked into place for him once he took up directing in his forties. Now, after nearly 30 years in this vocation, the Tony-nominated Brit is back in New York helming The Height of the...
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