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Here's to Ladies Who Knit Onstage!
By SUZY EVANS
Friday, March 24, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Mar 24, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Seeing characters knitting helps me celebrate my hobby --- Hello, my name is Suzy Evans, and I am a knitter. I used to think there should be some sort of greeting from a support group when I disclosed that information. Although I hated that I experienced a sort of secret shame about my ever-growing hoard of yarn skeins, there was certainly a good...
What Do We Make of Her Murderous Story?
By DIEP TRAN
Tuesday, March 21, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Mar 21, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
A new play upends a classic work of art --- Entering the set of Betty Shamieh's play The Strangest is like being transported to another place and time. The play, which is now at Fourth Street Theatre in a production from Semitic Root, unfolds in a room encased in red velvet curtains. Golden lamps hang from the ceiling. The floor is lined with colorful...
Would You Risk You Career to Tell the Truth?
By GAVIN WHITEHEAD
Monday, March 20, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Ibsen's political classic could've been written last week --- We all know how easy it is to ignore an inconvenient truth. Think of the politicians who deny climate change, a phenomenon almost universally accepted by the scientific community. As it happens, it is that very issue that inspired writer Seth Barrish and director K. Lorrel Manning to...
He Hopes His Play Becomes Obsolete
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Thursday, March 16, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Mar 16, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    2 comments Share This
Inside a nuanced comedy about gun control --- Jason Odell Williams first had the idea for a play that tackled gun control in 2007, in the wake of the shooting at Virginia Tech. It was an idea he revisited in 2011, when Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head while meeting with constituents at a supermarket in Arizona. The shooting at...
Finding the Comedy in His Drug Addiction
By EMILY OWENS & HOLLIS JAMES
Wednesday, March 15, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 15, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
A performer (and his wife) put his sordid past onstage --- Welcome to Behind the Scene, TDF Stages' ongoing series where theatre artists write about their creative process. When writer/comedian/DJ Hollis James sat down to pen his first play, he had no idea how it would turn out or if it would even see the spotlight of day. But when he showed...
In This Play, a Single Word Can Shift Everything
By JEFF POTTER
Tuesday, March 14, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Mar 14, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Jeff Talbott experiments with language in his new drama --- Despite the main character's titular occupation being a thing of the past, a haunting sense of timelessness looms over Jeff Talbott's moving play The Gravedigger's Lullaby. The work's world premiere -- presented by TACT at Theatre Row -- tells the story of Baylen (Ted Koch), a hardworking...
Why Are They Smiling in a Garbage Heap?
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, March 09, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 9, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
A new play skewers the selfishly charitable --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond. In Phillip Howze's hilarious, heart-wrenching, and sometimes scabrous Frontiéres Sans Frontières, playing through Mar 25 at the Bushwick Starr, three stateless kids take center stage. They speak a creatively...
Can They Hear You Gossip In Space?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, March 09, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 9, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
The everyday folks in Ethan Lipton's sci-fi show --- How would your pets feel if you pulled up stakes and moved them to a new town? How would they feel if you moved them to a new planet? If Ethan Lipton is right, then their reactions would be pretty much the same in both cases. That's one of the conceits of his new show, The Outer Space: No matter...
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