Category: Playwriting
He's the Only Director Who Makes Her Comfortable Enough to Bare All
By CAREY PURCELL
Friday, April 19, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Halley Feiffer and Trip Cullman discuss collaborating on The Pain of My Belligerence at Playwrights Horizons --- "We joke that this is the healthiest relationship in our lives," says Halley Feiffer, gesturing to Trip Cullman. The playwright and director are longtime artistic partners currently working on their sixth project, the world premiere of...
A Thoughtful Appreciation of 'Star Wars'
By CAROLINE CAO
Friday, April 12, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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How A Musical About Star Wars both celebrates and critiques the iconic saga --- Anyone who buys a ticket for A Musical About Star Wars is presumably familiar with George Lucas' space opera franchise. But with its Ewok and Wookiee growls, Wilhelm scream cues and other trivia and minutiae, this show isn't so much about Star Wars as it is about its fans. In...
5 Theatres You Need to Know: Women's Theatre Companies in NYC
By CAREY PURCELL
Tuesday, April 09, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 9, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Where to see female artists and women's stories on stage --- According to the Broadway League, women make up 66% of Broadway audiences, and we tend to be the overwhelming majority of theatregoers wherever shows are being performed. However, when you look beyond the house, our representation plummets. Although the number of professionally produced...
She's the Secret Ingredient in Three Hit Plays
By BILLY MCENTEE
Monday, April 08, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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How dramaturg Sarah Lunnie helped birth What the Constitution Means to Me, Mrs. Murray's Menagerie and Hillary and Clinton --- One of the most vital roles in new play development is also the most inscrutable: the oft-misunderstood dramaturg. But Sarah Lunnie is happy to demystify what she does. "I think about my role as that of a collaborative editor,"...
This Play Will Make You Laugh… or Maybe Scream or Cry
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, April 01, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Apr 1, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Why Do You Feel Anger? sparks an array of reactions --- When Do You Feel Anger? had its world premiere at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Kentucky last year, it elicited intense yet mixed emotions. But playwright Mara Nelson-Greenberg and director Margot Bordelon always figured that would be the case. A tonally complex one-act...
Why Are People of Color Playing Slave Owners?
By JOSE SOLÍS
Friday, March 29, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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The Flea's revival of Southern Promises makes the play even more controversial --- When Southern Promises premiered in New York in 2008, Barack Obama was on the brink of becoming the country's first black President. That provided an optimistic backdrop for Thomas Bradshaw's incendiary play about slavery. Even though it featured raw scenes of rape...
How Do You Tell the Story of The Temptations?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Friday, March 22, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Playwright Dominique Morisseau on the challenges of writing the book for the bio-musical Ain't Too Proud --- Near the beginning of Ain't Too Proud -- The Life and Times of The Temptations, a teenage Otis Williams invites Melvin Franklin to join his singing group. Melvin tells Otis to ask his mother -- and then hides behind a tree while Otis does so. While...
John Guare's Wild Ride of Self-Discovery
By GERARD RAYMOND
Monday, March 18, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Why Nantucket Sleigh Ride is the Tony winner's most personal play yet --- In John Guare's Nantucket Sleigh Ride, a former playwright-turned-financier (Tony winner John Larroquette) is jolted back in time to relive life-changing events that occurred on the titular Cape Cod isle in 1975. In some ways, working on this Lincoln Center Theater mounting...
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