Category: Playwriting
This Play Is About More Than Autism
By REGINA ROBBINS
Thursday, September 20, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 20, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
The radical inclusiveness of Catya McMullen's Agnes --- "I didn't set out to write about autism," says Catya McMullen about her world-premiere play Agnes at 59E59 Theaters. When she started on the script in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, she wanted to explore the drama that could ensue when characters with complex relationships were stuck together in...
How Well Do You Know Irving Berlin?
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Tuesday, September 11, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Hershey Felder examines the legendary songwriter's life and work in his new solo show --- Pianist, performer and playwright Hershey Felder has made a career out of chronicling the lives and music of composers such as Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt and Ludwig van Beethoven on stage. But he expands his musical range to the Great American...
Can 'Antigone' Help Communities Heal?
By JOSE SOLÍS
Monday, September 10, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Why Sophocles' play speaks to the Black Lives Matter movement --- When Antigone in Ferguson opens this week, it will be the second Black Lives Matter-infused take on Sophocles' tragedy to play Harlem this year. But while Classical Theatre of Harlem's version was set in a politically charged dystopian future, Theater of War Productions' mounting tackles...
Eleven Collaborators, Three Playlets, One Singular Experience
By JEN GUSHUE
Thursday, August 30, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Theater Mitu's new show explores war and death from many angles --- How do you create a multimedia meditation on war, death and loss by artistic consensus? That's what Brooklyn-based company Theater Mitu set out to do with Remnant, the inaugural production in the troupe's new Gowanus home. Crafted out of extensive interviews and research conducted...
Black Survivors Matter
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Friday, August 24, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Aug 24, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Geraldine Inoa explores the traumatic aftermath of a police killing in Scraps --- Ever since the Black Lives Matter movement came to prominence after a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, there has been a rash of searing plays about how law enforcement victimizes African American men (Pass Over at Lincoln Center Theater, Kill Move Paradise...
He Wants You to Crack Up at His Breakup
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Thursday, August 09, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 9, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Gianmarco Soresi analyzes his love life and his art in Less Than 50% --- When it comes to romance, playwright and stand-up Gianmarco Soresi admits he's a bit cynical, like many of his fellow millennials. He unpacks his generation's skeptical attitude toward relationships -- especially marriage -- in his new autobiographical comedy Less Than 50%, currently...
A Murder Mystery with Whimsy and Politics
By ELIZA BENT
Friday, August 03, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Amina Henry uses her true-crime obsession to make a bold statement in Hunter John and Jane  --- Amina Henry is really into true-crime shows. She loves the way they suck her in and unsettle her mind. But while Hunter John and Jane was inspired by her affinity for the genre, it subverts the familiar formula. Currently running at JACK in Brooklyn,...
How Do You Feel About Antonin Scalia?
By FRANK RIZZO
Tuesday, July 31, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 31, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
The Originalist wants to challenge your perspective on the late Supreme Court Justice --- Washington, D.C.-based stage actor Edward Gero has tackled a wide range of heavies in his career, from Shakespeare villains to Richard Nixon. But he says he's never felt theatregoers tense up the way they do when he plays famously conservative Supreme Court Justice...
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