Category: Playwriting
Finding the Off-Kilter Comedy in Everyday Life
By JEN GUSHUE
Thursday, February 13, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Feb 13, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
With a pair of witty plays in the East Village, Sarah Einspanier is a writer to watch --- Considering Sarah Einspanier has two productions running in New York this spring, it's jarring to hear her claim that "I'm bad at plot when it comes to plays and also my life! I'm always like, you should figure out who you are, but I haven't yet." That kind of...
Bringing Real-Life Tales of the Undocumented to All Five Boroughs
By JOSE SOLÍS
Thursday, February 06, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 6, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) and Border People give audiences a visceral sense of the immigration crisis --- At a recent rehearsal for Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes), currently at La MaMa and scheduled to tour the outer boroughs, the very core of my soul was stirred as I listened to two characters speak blissfully about Honduras,...
How Two New Comedies Are Subtly Combating Anti-Semitism
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Tuesday, February 04, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 4, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
How Goy Friendly and The Sabbath Girl bring people of different faiths together --- On the surface, Ashley Blaker's solo show Goy Friendly and Cary Gitter's rom-com The Sabbath Girl don't seem to have much in common. They're markedly different in format, tone and narrative. Yet at the heart of each is a story of people of different faiths coming together....
Why Charles Busch Hopes You Cry at His New Comedy
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, January 30, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 30, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Why The Confession of Lily Dare is the playwright-performer's most personal parody --- For the past 35 years, Charles Busch has made audiences cry with laughter at his over-the-top send-ups of classic movies (Die Mommie Die!, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Psycho Beach Party are just a handful of his spoofs). But at The Confession of Lily Dare, theatregoers...
How Inviting Kids to 'Show Up' Changed My Life
By PETER MICHAEL MARINO
Tuesday, January 28, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 28, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
I had no idea a theatrical experiment would turn into one of the most rewarding experiences of my career --- Three years ago I had this notion to show up at a theatre and create a show on the spot. Well, more accurately, I thought Show Up was a great title for a show. It literally told people what to do. That title and the idea of showing up...
The Joy of Teaching Teachers to Unlock Their Inner Artist
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, January 27, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jan 27, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Instructors become the students in TDF's Be Your Own Hero: A Playwright's Journey Course --- One of the first things Crystal Skillman did when her students arrived for their first session of TDF's Be Your Own Hero: A Playwright's Journey class last summer was get them up on their feet. As they walked around the room, she asked them to ruminate on...
Atlantic Theater Launched Her Acting Career. Now She Returns as a Playwright
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Wednesday, January 22, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 22, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Eboni Booth talks about premiering her play Paris at her longtime artistic home --- Eboni Booth was a teenager when she made her professional acting debut in a stage adaptation of The Cider House Rules at Atlantic Theater Company. Twenty-one years later, she's marking another milestone at the same theatre with the world premiere of Paris, her playwriting...
Oh Hey, Boomer
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Wednesday, January 15, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jan 15, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Solo artist Rick Miller examines the cultural influence of his parents' generation in Boom --- How do you measure, measure a year? How about four minutes? That's how long Rick Miller spends exploring each year from 1945 and 1969 in Boom, his multimedia meditation on the baby boomer generation currently running at 59E59 Theaters. The 49-year-old Miller,...
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