Category: Playwriting
I Might Be Dying, But We Can Laugh About It
By JACK SMART
Wednesday, November 09, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 9, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
The dark-then-light tone of Ultimate Beauty Bible --- Stephen Brackett believes that driving a theatre audience toward drama means taking a detour through comedy. "I tend to be drawn to work that uses humor to get to something more somber," says the director. "I find that comedy can open up an audience and give permission to go further into drama...
Finding a Fresh Take on Favorite Themes
By SUZY EVANS
Sunday, November 06, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Sun Nov 6, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Samuel D. Hunter and director Davis McCallum on their latest religion-tinged, Idaho-set drama --- Before director Davis McCallum and playwright Samuel D. Hunter worked together on plays such as A Bright New Boise, The Whale, Pocatello, and The Few, the two spent time as roommates. Hunter joined a retreat with Page 73 Productions at the...
Whose Dating Profile Is It Anyway?
By JOSH AUSTIN
Thursday, November 03, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 3, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
A new dark comedy explores the perils of looking for love in the digital age --- There's an old adage that applies to newfangled dating apps: If the person with whom you're messaging seems too good to be true, then, probably, he or she is not real. But playwright Jenny Rachel Weiner also believes that even a "fake" -- you know, the one with the perfect...
Produce This Shakespeare Play Now!
By DREW PISARRA
Tuesday, November 01, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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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
By DIEP TRAN
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
By GAVIN WHITEHEAD
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?
By RAVEN SNOOK
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
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, October 13, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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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...
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