Category: Playwriting
A Woolf in Experimental Clothing
By ELIZA BENT
Friday, June 08, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 8, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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...
Cultures and Generations Clash on the Court
By DIEP TRAN
Friday, June 01, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 1, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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...
TDF STAGES PAGE: 5 of 40 < ... 56789 ... >
TDF Stages Home About TDF Stages Newsletter Signup

Follow TDF Stages:

Translate TDF Stages:

Recent Comments:

Peggy Jo Donahue on My Life in a Theatre

Beatrice Moreno on 5 Theatres You Need to Know: Latinx Companies in NYC

Anne K Johnson on My Life in a Theatre

Jim Mahady on My Life in a Theatre

Valaida D’ Alessio on What's It Like Playing Bob Mackie While Wearing His Costumes?