Category: Playwriting
Why Hannah Senesh's Story Is So Important Right Now
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Wednesday, July 31, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    2 comments Share This
Wed Jul 31, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    2 comments Share This
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene revives David Schechter's play about the "Israeli Joan of Arc" --- It's impossible to see Hannah Senesh and not think of Anne Frank. In the one-woman play, which is being presented in English by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Lexi Rabadi portrays the real-life title character,...
Sex and the Solo Show
By CAREY PURCELL
Thursday, July 25, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 25, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Two writer-performers talk about sex in a pair of very different one-woman plays --- In their new solo shows, Jacqueline Novak and Lois Robbins talk honestly and hilariously about sex, but they have very different takes on the subject. In Get On Your Knees, currently at the Cherry Lane Theatre but transferring to the Lucille Lortel on August...
Why This Playwright-Performer Is Breaking the Silence About Eating Disorders
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Tuesday, July 23, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 23, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Domenica Feraud makes her Off-Broadway debut with the drama Rinse, Repeat --- Actors often feel vulnerable when baring their bodies onstage. But for writer-performer Domenica Feraud, being fully exposed in her debut play Rinse, Repeat, currently at Off-Broadway's Pershing Square Signature Center, has been particularly hard since the show was inspired...
Rita Rudner Returns to Her Musical Theatre Roots
By SANDY MACDONALD
Monday, July 22, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 22, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Why the beloved stand-up comic co-wrote herself a starring role in the Off-Broadway tuner Two's a Crowd --- Over the past four decades, Rita Rudner has held her own in the upper echelons of comedy, mostly by being herself: a very funny but thoroughly nice person with a quirky perspective on life. But the sexagenarian didn't start out wanting to be...
How Do You Tell the Stories of Missing and Murdered Women?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, July 18, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 18, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Isaac Gomez and Mexican screen star Kate del Castillo give voice to victims of violence in 'the way she spoke' --- "There is no better place to kill a girl than in Juárez," says Kate del Castillo in the way she spoke, currently running at Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre. The well-known Mexican actress is making her English-speaking...
Reimagining 'Medea' Through a Latinx Lens
By JOSE SOLÍS
Wednesday, July 17, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 17, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Sabina Zúñiga Varela on starring in Mojada at The Public Theater --- When people ask Sabina Zúñiga Varela, "What are you?," she never says Hispanic. She despises that the term recalls the violent legacy of the Spanish conquistadors. Instead the actress responds, "I'm New Mexican," which she feels better encompasses her...
What Do You Do When Your Love Is Illegal?
By GERARD RAYMOND
Monday, July 15, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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British playwright Chris Urch makes his U.S. debut with the Uganda-set drama The Rolling Stone at Lincoln Center --- When British playwright Chris Urch first learned about the "Kill the Gays" legislation proposed in Uganda in 2011, he couldn't help but take it to heart. As a gay man himself, the prospect scared him both politically and personally....
How a Planned Rom-Com Transformed Into a Serious Exploration of Captivity
By CAREY PURCELL
Tuesday, July 09, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 9, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Winter Miller on the unexpected trajectory of her world-premiere play No One Is Forgotten --- For years Winter Miller has been telling her playwriting students to "follow your yes," encouraging them to trust their instincts. For her new drama No One Is Forgotten at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, she found herself taking her own advice -- not just...
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