Category: Playwriting
She Loves Doing New Work, Even Though It's Fraught with Disappointment
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, June 14, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Megan Hill stars in the world premiere of Open, her third new play in six months --- It's fitting that Megan Hill is currently playing a magician of sorts because over the past six months she's pulled off quite the hat trick. After almost a decade of being a busy character actress in under-the-radar black boxes, she landed two profile-boosting Off-Broadway...
The Long Road of Donald Margulies' 'Long Lost'
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, June 06, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 6, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright returns to NYC after a five-year absence with a twisty tale of two brothers --- Even though Donald Margulies' Long Lost takes place in New York City, a 2015 trip to Tennessee is what inspired him to start writing it. "I received an invitation from the Nashville Repertory Theatre to mentor the playwrights chosen...
When's the Last Time You Saw Poor Teens On Stage?
By DIEP TRAN
Tuesday, June 04, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Carla Ching's new play Nomad Motel is a different kind of coming-of-age story --- One of the worst days of Carla Ching's life took place when she was living in New York City. At the time, the Los Angeles native was a struggling dramatist working six jobs. Eventually, she decided to move back to her hometown, hoping to find work writing for television....
Why This Playwright Is Taking on a New Role: Director
By FRANK RIZZO
Friday, May 31, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Christopher Shinn didn't expect to helm the Second Stage revival of his play Dying City, but he's happy to help --- When Lila Neugebauer had to bow out of directing the revival of Christopher Shinn's Dying City at Second Stage Theatre shortly before rehearsals began, the playwright didn't freak out, he stepped up. He wasn't worried that he had only...
How Do You 'Translate' Shakespeare?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, May 30, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 30, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
An impressive roster of playwrights redo the Bard in modern-day English for the Play On! Festival --- Director and dramaturg Lue Morgan Douthit didn't grow up loving the Bard. Her grandparents took her to Shakespeare summer festivals from the time she was 7, but "it wasn't anything that stuck with me," she says. Even during her 12 years earning several...
Can We Laugh About Climate Change?
By GERARD RAYMOND
Tuesday, May 21, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 21, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Bess Wohl on Continuity, her new dark comedy at Manhattan Theatre Club --- Playwright Bess Wohl relishes a good challenge. Her book for the musical Pretty Filthy was based on interviews with porn stars. She set her play Small Mouth Sounds at a silent meditation retreat so there was practically no dialogue. Yet Wohl admits writing about...
Exploring Sexual Assault From an Unexpected Angle
By JEN GUSHUE
Monday, May 13, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Emerging playwright Selina Fillinger makes her New York debut with Something Clean --- Even though Selina Fillinger earned her undergraduate playwriting degree at Northwestern University just three years ago, it's not surprising that the 25 year old is already making her New York debut with Something Clean at Roundabout Underground. After all, she...
How Do You Tell Rupert Murdoch's Origin Story?
By DAVID COTE
Thursday, April 25, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Ink playwright James Graham gets his hands dirty covering London's tabloid revolution --- "A few years ago, it became apparent to me that something was changing in the way we spoke to each other on social media," says British playwright James Graham. "Our politics were becoming more populist, and our press was becoming more aggressive." This realization...
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