Category: Playwriting
How Much Do You Know About the Little Rock Nine?
By JOSE SOLÍS
Wednesday, June 27, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jun 27, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Writer-director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj dramatizes a critical moment in our nation's history --- It's long been said that history is written by the winners. But when those victors are people of color, they often don't get to tell the heroic parts of their past. That may be why playwright Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj never heard about the Little Rock Nine...
How the 'Gay Play' Is Evolving
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, June 21, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Jun 21, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    2 comments Share This
Dramatists are exploring LGBTQ life in uncharted ways --- To judge only from Broadway, New York theatre is experiencing a Renaissance of old gay plays, with starry revivals of three landmark dramas that are now period pieces: The Boys in the Band from the '60s, the soon-to-open Torch Song from the '80s and Angels in America from the '90s. But Pride...
Yes, There Were Gay Slaves
By REGINA ROBBINS
Tuesday, June 19, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Playwright Donja R. Love explores queer love in the Civil War South --- In the opening scene of Sugar in Our Wounds, Donja R. Love's lyrical world premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club, a young plantation slave stands under a gigantic tree and hears it call his name: "James." That fantastical moment recalls the inception of the Civil War South-set play....
Who's Allowed to Tell This Story?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, June 14, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 14, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
En Garde Arts' new show about the Rwandan genocide asks who owns history --- On the empty ninth floor of an office building in downtown Manhattan, En Garde Arts has conjured two wildly different worlds: the under-construction headquarters for a Manhattan nonprofit, and the rural Rwandan countryside. Those are the settings for Red Hills, the troupe's...
Creating the Writing on the Wall, Literally
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, June 13, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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How This Is Modern Art brings graffiti culture to the stage --- Graffiti and theatre make uneasy bedfellows. Case in point: When Jessica Burr, the artistic director of experimental physical theatre company Blessed Unrest, decided to mount This Is Modern Art at Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop, the venue gave her one rule: no spray painting....
Brush Up Your Shakespur
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Tuesday, June 12, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Jun 12, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
How the Bard inspired a Wild West musical comedy --- Though it's categorized as a comedy and ends with multiple weddings, Measure for Measure has long been considered one of Shakespeare's "problem plays." It's a morally complex tale rife with abuse of power, sexual blackmail and some seriously toxic masculinity as corrupt judge Angelo demands nun...
A Woolf in Experimental Clothing
By ELIZA BENT
Friday, June 08, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Elevator Repair Service sends up and adds on to Albee's seminal play --- Obie-winning avant-garde theatre company Elevator Repair Service (ERS) is known for deconstructing classics and transforming them into bold new works, whether it's an eight-hour reimagining of The Great Gatsby, The Sun Also Rises with dance breaks or a screwball comedy take...
Tony Kushner on Theatre in America
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, June 05, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Jun 5, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    2 comments Share This
The playwright talks Angels, access and the future of culture in this country --- It's a year of meaningful theatre milestones: TDF is turning 50 as Tony Kushner's magnum opus, the two-part, Pulitzer Prize-winning epic Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, enjoys its 25th anniversary production on Broadway. We are thrilled that he...
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