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Are You Responsible for Your Parents' Hopes?
By DIEP TRAN
Monday, May 15, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 15, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
A new play ponders what we owe our families --- When Gina Gionfriddo begins a new play, she doesn't set out with a singular message she wants to tell; her approach is more intuitive. "When I sit down to write a play and tell a story, different threads come out," she says. "I generally come up with characters and then let them tell the stories they're...
Making More Space for Latinx Artists
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Friday, May 05, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 5, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
The Sol Project returns with a new production --- A traumatized doctor named Moisés sits in a washtub filled with pineapples that he repeatedly crushes open and bites into. A badly wounded character whimpers in pain, unattended, in an upstage courtyard while paralyzed townspeople listen. A soldier drags another character away to be beaten....
Finding the Personal in the Political
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Monday, May 01, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 1, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
How one social justice theatre company uses real-life stories to inspire its art --- Last summer, Houses on the Moon, a socially focused, community-committed theatre company, began developing a pair of projects about gun violence. Now, with the subject seemingly in the zeitgeist on stage (On the Exhale, Church & State, and When It's You are just...
You're Never Too Old for a Conspiracy Theory
By JEFF POTTER
Thursday, April 27, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 27, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
A seasoned writer works with an emerging company --- You might assume that as they try to stand out in New York City, scrappy theatre companies will look for young and hungry writers to help them make their name. But Stable Cable Lab Co.—an artistic community whose core is comprised of millennials—has found inspiration with playwright...
What's a Woman Worth Without Her Children?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, April 17, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Apr 17, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
A new Broadway play prods our biases --- Even if you've never seen A Doll's House, you might be interested in a sequel. Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's 1879 masterpiece ends with Nora Helmer, a cosseted and infantilized woman who has realized she's smothered by her marriage, leaving her family for an independent life. The play's final moment –...
Turning 'Casablanca' Into Experimental Theatre
By DOUG STRASSLER
Thursday, April 13, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 13, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
A new show stages the film's chaotic history --- Did you know that little people were used during the final scene of Casablanca? Or that fog had to be brought in to make that scene's iconic airplane appear more convincing? If so, then the new show CasablancaBOX might be for you. And even if you didn't know those obscure facts, this production...
Why Klezmer Music Haunts Broadway's 'Indecent'
By FRANK RIZZO
Tuesday, April 11, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 11, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the score for this fevered take on history --- By its very nature, klezmer music pulses with life, but for Aaron Halva, it has a haunted quality as well. "To me it really feels like when I listen to the blues or hear a banjo played really well, and I just start crying," he says. And for those of Eastern European heritage, he adds, "it's in...
What Makes Interactive Theatre So Fascinating?
By MARIA INES MARQUES
Wednesday, April 05, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 5, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things Today, translator and dramaturg Maria Inês Marques geeks out with fellow Yalie dramaturg, Nahuel Telleria, about their shared passion for interactive and immersive productions. The discussion was sparked by their experience at Top Secret International (State 1), which...
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