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Grab Coffee, Chat With Co-Workers, Plan a Genocide
By GAVIN WHITEHEAD
Monday, March 21, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 21, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Ideation finds pitch-black comedy in a corporate office --- Give corporate America a whiteboard with some markers, and in less than ninety minutes, it could tell you how to make a clean job of genocide. Set in a tidy conference room, Aaron Loeb's toothy satire Ideation ridicules the eponymous activity, a process known as "brainstorming" among those...
She's Anxious to Leave, But the Bus Never Comes
By MARISA COHEN
Thursday, March 17, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 17, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
In Ironbound a Polish immigrant yearns for a better life in New Jersey --- Transportation looms large in Martyna Majok's searing new drama Ironbound, running through April 24 at the Rattlestick Playwright's Theater in a production with WP Theater. In every scene, the main character Darja—a Polish immigrant scraping at the edges of the American...
Sex and Love in the Name of Science
By FRANK RIZZO
Monday, March 14, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 14, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
David Cromer and Lucy Prebble grapple with side effects --- If you're creating a show about science, then how much science do you need to know? That's the question before playwright Lucy Prebble and director David Cromer, who have brought Prebble's play The Effect to the Barrow Street Theatre. A hit in London in 2012, the piece follows clinical...
Sam Shepard's Play Isn't Logical, but It Makes Sense
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, March 07, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 7, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
The brutal emotion of Buried Child --- You could bruise your brain trying to make literal sense of Buried Child, Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a hardscrabble family of Illinois farmers whose dark history has warped them for generations. Their misshapen deeds – bluntly described in the  title – are matched by a dramatic...
Is This a Fairy Tale or Their Actual Lives?
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, February 25, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 25, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
The Wildness tells so many stories at once --- Kyle Jarrow and Lauren Worsham would appreciate it if you didn't call their new show a musical. For the husband-wife duo, who created The Wildness, currently running at Ars Nova, the term feels deceptive. "If someone came expecting a traditional musical… they certainly wouldn't get that," Jarrow...
WATCH: Meet Gideon Productions
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Tuesday, February 23, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 23, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Gideon Productions, where sci-fi is a serious art. This film features Gideon company members Jordana Williams, Mac Rogers, Sandy Yaklin, Sean Williams, Rebecca Comtois, and Mikell Kober. This film was produced and directed by Mark Blankenship, TDF's Associate Director of Online Presence. It was shot and edited by Nicholas Guldner. Meet...
Who Could Force You to Hurt a Student?
By LYNDA PAUL
Wednesday, February 10, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 10, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
A new play tackles the legacy of a scandalous experiment --- In social psychologist Stanley Milgram's obedience experiments in the early 1960s, a number of Yale College students were told they would be helping researchers try out a new method of teaching. The method involved punishing a test-taker's incorrect answers with a series of electric shocks...
Explosive Feelings in a Hushed Voice
By ANDREW BLOCK
Tuesday, February 09, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 9, 2016  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
For their latest production, The Amoralists head in a new direction --- "Kinda romantic." "Yeah, kinda." This seemingly innocuous exchange occurs between two characters in Emily Schwend's Utility, currently receiving its world premiere by The Amoralists at Rattlestick Theater. Amber and Chris, an often-on-the-outs married couple who just can't...
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