Category: Directing
How Much Do You Know About Your Cleaning Lady?
By CAREY PURCELL
Thursday, March 01, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 1, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Martyna Majok conjures an all-female immigrant community in queens --- It's fitting that Martyna Majok's new play queens opens at Lincoln Center Theater's Claire Tow Theater on March 5, 2018. The world-premiere drama explores the challenges of being an immigrant in this country, and next Monday is the deadline President Trump set for Congress to address...
Why Teenage Girls Can't Lose Onstage
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, February 15, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 15, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
A new play explores the complicated relationship between two adolescent fencers --- It's tempting to compare Gracie Gardner's world-premiere play Athena at JACK to Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves, which recently finished a critically acclaimed run at Lincoln Center Theater. Both are highly physical one acts featuring teenage female athletes bonding, bantering,...
What Goes on Inside a Modern Woman's Mind?
By SUZY EVANS
Friday, February 09, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 9, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Kate Benson and director Lee Sunday Evans deliver a feminist take on the rom-com --- When [PORTO] begins, there's nothing to see. The theatre stays dark and the curtain doesn't rise. Then an unidentified voice over the God Mic starts describing how sausage gets made in such excruciating detail that some audience members audibly groan. According...
How Do You Tell an Ugly Story About Our Country?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Wednesday, February 07, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 7, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
A new play examines the 1918 lynchings of Mary Turner and her husband --- A hundred years ago in Valdosta, Georgia, at least a dozen African Americans were lynched within a few days of one another. One of them, Mary Turner, was 20 years old and eight months pregnant. "I was surprised I'd never heard the story before," says LeKethia Dalcoe, an actor,...
Helping Eve Ensler Translate Her Story to the Stage
By SANDY MACDONALD
Monday, February 05, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Feb 5, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tony winner Diane Paulus directs the activist's memoir-based solo show --- As the artistic director of Cambridge's American Repertory Theatre, Diane Paulus is known for guiding large-scale musicals such as Pippin, Finding Neverland, and Waitress to Broadway. But the Tony winner's latest import is decidedly more intimate: In the Body of the World,...
Using Our Racially Charged Past to Address Our Present
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, January 31, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 31, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Evan Yionoulis talks about directing Adrienne Kennedy's new play --- Inside the program for He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box at Theatre for a New Audience is a poetic thank-you from the playwright: "This play. Could not have been written without the room Facing trees and the iPad given to me by my son Adam Kennedy And his wife Renee in their...
Are You Ready to Think About Death?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 26, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 26, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
The Civilians' latest play looks at the end of life --- Although the inevitability of death is something we all have in common, few of us enjoy contemplating it. But Steve Cosson, the artistic director of the Obie-winning investigative theatre company The Civilians, has spent a great deal of time thinking about it over the past few years, both professionally...
When John Lithgow Called, He Said Yes
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Thursday, January 11, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 11, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How director Daniel Sullivan is helping the actor honor his father --- Tony-winning director Daniel Sullivan is known for helming complex, multicharacter plays on Broadway, from sumptuous period pieces like last season's revival of The Little Foxes, to new works by the likes of David Auburn, Donald Margulies, and David Lindsay-Abaire. So what's he...
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