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Produce This Shakespeare Play Now!
Tuesday, November 01, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 1, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
A Bard lover makes the case for why the rarely mounted Henry VI is scarily timely --- Of Shakespeare's many works, the Henry VI trilogy is one of the few that's never been produced on Broadway. (Pericles, Titus Andronicus, Two Noble Kinsmen, and, if you count it, Double Falsehood also share that dubious distinction, though of course there have been...
Writing a Play About Writing a Play
Friday, October 28, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 28, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Lawrence Dial finds the drama in a playwriting workshop --- In a particularly memorable scene in Lawrence Dial's new play In the Room, which takes place in a playwriting workshop, the instructor decides to light a match. He tells his students, "As it's burning I want you to…" He pauses for a beat before adding: "Well, just see what it tells...
Social Media, Changing Gay Lives for Better and Worse
Thursday, October 27, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 27, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
A new play takes on social media's role in modern gay America --- Watching Homos, or Everyone in America, you might find yourself reeling from the whiplash of time travel. The play, which runs until November 27th at Labyrinth Theater Company’s Bank Street Theater, takes place between 2006 and 2011, and its many scenes unfold out of chronological...
Did We Watch the Same Scene?
Friday, October 21, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Oct 21, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Playwright Qui Nguyen explains why one exchange in Vietgone inspires radically different reactions --- At the very end of Vietgone -- Qui Nguyen's sex- and profanity-packed dramedy about how his parents met in an Arkansas refugee camp after the fall of Saigon -- the father, Quang (Raymond Lee), gets incredibly angry at his playwright son (Paco Tolson)....
The Funny-Sad World of the 1980s Telethon
Thursday, October 13, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 13, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
The Mad Ones riff on high school teachers with passion to spare --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond. "The endeavor of making an ensemble piece can feel a bit like an extended game of telephone," says Lila Neugebauer, who is one of four co-artistic directors of the Mad Ones and the director of the group's...
Chris Gethard's New Comedy is Deadly Serious
Wednesday, October 12, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 12, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
A frank, funny show about depression and art --- A stand-up comedian sharing personal stories in front of a crowd is one thing. Describing suicidal thoughts in excruciating detail is quite another. That's exactly what happens in Chris Gethard: Career Suicide, the writer-performer's autobiographical solo show. "There are stretches where I don't care...
Horton Foote's Way With Women
Thursday, October 06, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 6, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Primary Stages highlights his knack for rich female characters --- Horton Foote has a way with women -- or at least his women characters. Think of Kim Stanley in The Chase, Shirley Knight in The Young Man from Atlanta, Hallie Foote in Dividing the Estate, Betty Buckley in Old Friends, Estelle Parsons in The Day Emily Married or any of the actors...
Let's Geek Out Over Avant-Garde Director Romeo Castellucci
Monday, October 03, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 3, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things Translator and dramaturg Maria Inês Marques geeks out with fellow Yalie, director Leora Morris, about Romeo Castellucci. The cutting-edge and controversial Italian director and designer recently returned to North America to tour Go Down, Moses, his provocative take...
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