Category: Playwriting
Cultures and Generations Clash on the Court
By DIEP TRAN
Friday, June 01, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Basketball serves as a multifaceted metaphor in Lauren Yee's The Great Leap --- Growing up, Lauren Yee's father Larry loved to regale her with tales from his youth, especially how he used to play basketball all day and night on the asphalt courts of San Francisco's Chinatown. In 1981, Larry even traveled to China to play against the country's top...
How Many Themes Can You Find in 'the hollower'?
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, May 31, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Thu May 31, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
How 17th-century Canadian history inspired this meditation on contemporary sexuality --- The performance of femininity; 17th-century Canadian history; a half-man, half-pig podcaster; Claymation and morbid doo-wop songs. All of these disparate elements figure in the hollower, an ambitious new play by Liza Birkenmeier. Produced by New Light Theater...
How Do You Make a Dance Play?
By ERIKA GOULD
Friday, May 25, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Fri May 25, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Writer David Thompson on how he helped build The Beast in the Jungle --- When Tony-winning director-choreographer Susan Stroman said that the protagonist of The Beast in the Jungle was "waltzing through life," everything clicked. Stroman, Tony-winning composer John Kander and Tony-nominated book writer David Thompson had been talking about adapting...
What Are They Really Wrestling With?
By BILLY MCENTEE
Monday, May 21, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 21, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Experimental theatre-maker Erin Markey explores the nature of intimacy in Singlet --- Erin Markey's Singlet is a wrestling match, both literally and figuratively. It features headlocks and takedowns aplenty, but it's the psychological grappling that propels each of the duets in the performer-playwright's daring world premiere at Brooklyn's Bushwick...
How Did Life Change After Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami?
By DOUG STRASSLER
Friday, May 18, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 18, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Toshiki Okada examines the aftershocks of a disaster --- The three characters in Time's Journey Through a Room, the latest collaboration between renowned Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada and The Play Company, make up a very unusual triangle. It would give away too much to explain exactly how they're related, but it's not a spoiler to reveal...
Three Plays to Put on Your Summerworks Radar
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, May 17, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 17, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Clubbed Thumb's annual theatre festival is an incubator for up-and-coming playwrights --- You probably won't recognize the names Trish Harnetiaux, Angela Hanks and Will Arbery, but if you're a lover of offbeat new plays, commit them to memory. They're the three emerging dramatists featured in this year's Summerworks, Clubbed Thumb's annual theatre...
They Can't Get Through the Night Alone
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Wednesday, May 16, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Wed May 16, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
In Operation Crucible, four men try to survive the Sheffield Blitz --- When Kieran Knowles and his LAMDA drama school buddies couldn't get work, he decided to write a play for them to star in. Six years later, most of the friends are still touring in Operation Crucible, which is currently running at 59E59 Theaters as part of the Brits Off Broadway...
Using Her Hometown to Talk About Being Black in America
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, May 14, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 14, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Obie-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau completes her Detroit Project trilogy with Paradise Blue --- Earlier this month, Dominique Morisseau's Signature Theatre residency kicked off with a little drama. At an early preview of her play Paradise Blue, cast member Simone Missick had a scheduling conflict. So Morisseau, who earned a BFA in Acting...
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