Category: Directing
Why Irish Rep's Mounting of O'Casey's Dublin Trilogy Is a Major Event
Friday, May 24, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 24, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Artistic director Charlotte Moore talks about the company's ambitious undertaking --- It's been about 60 years since Charlotte Moore, as a college student in St. Louis, discovered the work of Irish playwright Seán O'Casey. She took to him right away. "I was a rebel; he was a rebel," she explains. "He used language the way I wished I could."...
Why Terrence McNally Handpicked This Director for 'Frankie and Johnny'
Thursday, May 23, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 23, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Arin Arbus talks about making her Broadway debut with a starry revival of the romantic dramedy --- Director Arin Arbus was surprised to discover that playwright Terrence McNally (Love! Valour! Compassion!, Master Class, Ragtime) was one of her biggest fans. Known for her inventive and lucid stagings of Shakespeare at Theatre for a New Audience, Arbus...
Can We Laugh About Climate Change?
Tuesday, May 21, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 21, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Bess Wohl on Continuity, her new dark comedy at Manhattan Theatre Club --- Playwright Bess Wohl relishes a good challenge. Her book for the musical Pretty Filthy was based on interviews with porn stars. She set her play Small Mouth Sounds at a silent meditation retreat so there was practically no dialogue. Yet Wohl admits writing about...
What Happens When Mean Girls Do Macbeth?
Thursday, May 16, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 16, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Erica Schmidt directs a radical reinvention of Shakespeare's tragedy featuring seven young actresses, including movie star AnnaSophia Robb --- Jesse Berger, the founder and artistic director of Red Bull Theater, has never balked at the sight of blood. That sangfroid comes in handy for the company's current reimagining of Macbeth at the Lucille Lortel...
He Makes Sure This Play Is Always a Disaster
Tuesday, May 07, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 7, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Matt DiCarlo on his journey with The Play That Goes Wrong --- Matt DiCarlo has spent the last two years making sure The Play That Goes Wrong goes right -- or, more accurately, wrong, first as stage manager, then as associate director and now as the director of the Off-Broadway transfer of the long-running Broadway farce. A slapstick-filled comedy...
He's the Only Director Who Makes Her Comfortable Enough to Bare All
Friday, April 19, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 19, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Halley Feiffer and Trip Cullman discuss collaborating on The Pain of My Belligerence at Playwrights Horizons --- "We joke that this is the healthiest relationship in our lives," says Halley Feiffer, gesturing to Trip Cullman. The playwright and director are longtime artistic partners currently working on their sixth project, the world premiere of...
Why Michael Mayer Revisited His Youth for 'Burn This'
Tuesday, April 16, 2019  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Apr 16, 2019  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
The Tony winner talks about directing the starry Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson's drama --- If you were taking bets on whether the tempestuous, mismatched lovers at the center of Lanford Wilson's Burn This would continue their relationship after the curtain falls, cynics would probably say no. That must make Michael Mayer, the director of the...
She's the Secret Ingredient in Three Hit Plays
Monday, April 08, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 8, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How dramaturg Sarah Lunnie helped birth What the Constitution Means to Me, Mrs. Murray's Menagerie and Hillary and Clinton --- One of the most vital roles in new play development is also the most inscrutable: the oft-misunderstood dramaturg. But Sarah Lunnie is happy to demystify what she does. "I think about my role as that of a collaborative editor,"...
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