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He Wrote the Part for Himself But He's Not Doing It
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, November 21, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 21, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Why David Cale was happy to let someone else star in his new solo show Harry Clarke --- Veteran playwright and performer David Cale is known for his genre-defying solo shows, notably The Redthroats at Second Stage Theatre, A Likely Story at the New Group, and his Obie Award-winning Lillian at Playwrights Horizons. So when he began developing his latest...
Who Has Two Shows Running Off-Broadway Right Now?
By DIANE SNYDER
Tuesday, November 14, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 14, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
With plays at Roundabout and Manhattan Theatre Club, Anna Ziegler's a writer to watch --- For playwrights, having one show Off-Broadway is a thrill. But two plays running simultaneously at prestigious institutions like Manhattan Theatre Club and the Roundabout Theatre Company? Now that's a coup de théâtre. "It's been the busiest stretch...
It's a Play, Not a History Lesson
By HOWARD SHERMAN
Monday, November 13, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 13, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-winning dramatist Richard Nelson reflects on the early days of Shakespeare in the Park --- A beloved summer tradition for theatregoers, the Public Theater's free, star-studded Shakespeare in the Park may seem as old as Central Park itself. But in the late 1950s, the New York Shakespeare Festival (as it was originally known) was still a nascent...
Her Career Had Stalled, Now She Barely Rests
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, November 09, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 9, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Susan Soon He Stanton has two shows running this month --- Susan Soon He Stanton doesn't sleep much these days. Her world-premiere play SOLSTICE PARTY! is running at A.R.T./New York Theatres, while Today Is My Birthday is prepping for a late November opening at New Ohio Theater. Plus she's a staff writer for HBO's upcoming series Succession,...
What's It Like Being on the Autism Spectrum?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, October 30, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 30, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
In Uncommon Sense, Andrew Duff draws on his real-life experiences --- Of the many breakups, breakdowns, and breakthroughs featured in Uncommon Sense, Tectonic Theater Project's new play about people on the autism spectrum, cast member Andrew Duff's favorite scene involves "Noodle Night." Dan, who's on the spectrum, invites Sarah, who has no official...
Why It's the Right Time to Revive 'M. Butterfly'
By GERARD RAYMOND
Tuesday, October 24, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 24, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tony winner David Henry Hwang discusses the new resonance of his 30-year-old play --- Playwright David Henry Hwang believes it's the perfect moment for M. Butterfly to return to Broadway. The drama about a French diplomat who claims not to know his longtime Chinese lover was a spy or male earned acclaim and multiple Tonys in 1988, making Hwang the...
Even Though You Know the Ending, You'll Still Cry
By FRANK RIZZO
Monday, October 16, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 16, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Luis Alfaro rewrites Oedipus Rex for our multicultural era --- In Oedipus El Rey, Luis Alfaro's contemporary take on Sophocles's tragedy of patricide and incest currently playing at the Public Theater, the titular character is a recently released convict who finds himself in a "kingdom" of drugs, violence, and Chicano gangs in L.A. And Jocasta? Abused...
How Much Do You Know About Alaska?
By DIEP TRAN
Friday, October 13, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 13, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Ping Chong + Company's new multimedia work spotlights the 49th state --- Gary Upay'aq Beaver was raised in a remote village in Alaska called Kasigluk, population 560. It's home to the Yup'ik tribe, indigenous to the region. And yet in that remote landscape, surrounded by tundra, Beaver grew up wanting to be on stage. Unfortunately, there is no theatre...
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