Category: Playwriting
Channeling Diverse Reactions to a Tragedy
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, January 17, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Dael Orlandersmith's new solo show offers a multiperspective response to Ferguson --- Michael Brown. Ferguson, Missouri. Hands up, don't shoot! Black Lives Matter. Regardless of your political leanings, these words invariably stir up powerful emotions more than three years after Brown's death at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson. In the immediate...
So You Wanna Be an Activist…
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Tuesday, January 16, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Playwright Milo Cramer examines the conflict between privilege and progressive politics --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond In a spooky little gentrifying town in the not-so-distant future, activists have been driven underground. The fate of the local economy rests on the shoulders of two privileged but...
Women Are Extinct. What's a Man to Do?
By FRANK RIZZO
Thursday, December 28, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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How playwright-director Robert O'Hara's new show sticks it to the patriarchy --- "I love fables and I love allegories because you never know where they're going to lead you," says Robert O'Hara, whose world-premiere comedy Mankind is currently running at Playwrights Horizons. "It's like following a rabbit down a hole." That's certainly the experience...
They're 60-Something Going On 21
By DIANE SNYDER
Wednesday, December 13, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Playwright Lucy Kirkwood makes her Broadway debut with The Children --- Lucy Kirkwood is about half the age of the three retired nuclear scientists who populate her Broadway drama The Children at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Yet she insists getting into their heads wasn't as complicated as you might think. "They came quite...
What Do You Know About Black Cowboys?
By REGINA ROBBINS
Tuesday, December 12, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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How a new musical is helping to correct a whitewashed history --- The phrase "crossing the river" has a special meaning for African Americans. Variations on this saying appear in many Negro spirituals, usually referring to the River Jordan which, according to the Old Testament, made way for the Israelites to cross over to the Promised Land. For slaves...
A Musical About Robert Moses?
By BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON
Monday, December 11, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Dec 11, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Why a rocker was inspired to pen a bio show about the polarizing urban planner --- If Peter Galperin hadn't moved to New York, he would have never written Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses, a bio musical about the controversial master builder who reshaped the metropolitan area in the 20th century. "I first came across Moses's name on a highway...
Take Two for a Middle-Aged Cindy Lou Who
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, December 11, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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The long way to Off-Broadway for Who's Holiday! --- Playwright Matthew Lombardo was relaxing on a Fort Lauderdale beach with his longtime friend, director Rob Ruggiero, when the idea for Who's Holiday! was hatched. Ruggiero asked Lombardo if he would pen a playlet for Christmas on the Rocks, an anthology of satirical shorts featuring twisted versions...
Why You Need to Hear Gordon Hirabayashi's Story
By DIEP TRAN
Friday, December 08, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 8, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Jeanne Sakata's bio play about the late Japanese-American activist is more relevant than ever --- The first time Joel de la Fuente played real-life civil rights activist Gordon Hirabayashi in Jeanne Sakata's one-person play Hold These Truths, he hoped it wouldn't be his last. "Very rarely is there an opportunity where you find something that you're...
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