Category: Playwriting
He's Still in School and Already Making an Auspicious Dual Debut
By BILLY MCENTEE
Thursday, November 29, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 29, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
How playwright Jeremy O. Harris is taking Off-Broadway by storm --- "When my mom was my age, she was going through a divorce, had two kids and was working three jobs," says 29-year-old playwright Jeremy O. Harris. "So having two productions in New York while getting an MFA feels like a cakewalk because those things are very cushy." A year ago, Harris...
Still Making Provocative Theatre After Seven Decades
By FRANK RIZZO
Monday, November 26, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 26, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Writer-director Peter Brook brings his latest play to Brooklyn --- After more than 70 years in the theatre, writer-director Peter Brook continues to create new productions that challenge and mystify. His latest is The Prisoner, which is making its New York debut at Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn. Co-written and co-directed by Brook's longtime...
One of America's Most Popular Playwrights Finally Gets a NYC Premiere
By DIANE SNYDER
Friday, November 09, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 9, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Lauren Gunderson's Natural Shocks debuts at the WP Theater --- Lauren Gunderson had wanted to write a play about women and guns in America for decades, ever since her activist days in high school and college. But the inciting idea didn't take hold until earlier this year. In what she describes as "a flurry of about a week," she churned out the first...
This Play Dares You to Leave… or Stay
By DAVID COTE
Wednesday, November 07, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    2 comments Share This
Wed Nov 7, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    2 comments Share This
After 13 years, Will Eno's funny and unnerving monologue Thom Pain returns with Michael C. Hall --- Although dramatists are not necessarily the characters they write, there are many compelling reasons the title figure in the monologue play Thom Pain (based on nothing) seems like a Will Eno self-portrait. Eno and Pain are both dryly funny fellows,...
Why a Lawyer Felt Compelled to Write 'American Son'
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, November 05, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 5, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Christopher Demos-Brown makes his Broadway debut with the racially charged drama --- The new Broadway play American Son explores the notion of justice (or lack thereof) by chronicling a fraught night in the life of a Florida family whose teenage son has gone missing. His parents, an interracial couple played by Scandal's Kerry Washington...
It May Not Be True, But It Feels Real
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Friday, November 02, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 2, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Ngozi Anyanwu stars in her new play Good Grief at the Vineyard Theatre --- Media depictions of black folk frequently flatten out their complexity. The relentlessly chipper black neighbor on that sitcom, or the magically wise black teacher in that movie only exist onscreen. In the New York premiere of Good Grief at the Vineyard Theatre, playwright...
Don't Worry, You Get Safety Kits
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, October 25, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 25, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Inside Cara Scarmack's examination of motherhood, isolation, the apocalypse and everyday weirdness --- By the time I arrived at Cara Scarmack's some higher glimmer in our landscape of flat, presented by Buran Theatre at Collapsable Hole, I'd already traveled through three boroughs and was schlepping a very large to-go cup of soup. That turned out...
How Do You Conjure a Feminist Icon Onstage?
By CAREY PURCELL
Friday, October 19, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Oct 19, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
How playwright Emily Mann turned Gloria Steinem's life into activist theatre --- Breaking new ground for women in theatre is nothing new for Emily Mann. The 66-year-old playwright and director, who has served as the artistic director of New Jersey's McCarter Theatre Center since 1991, was the first female to helm productions at many storied regional...
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