Category: Directing
How a Planned Rom-Com Transformed Into a Serious Exploration of Captivity
By CAREY PURCELL
Tuesday, July 09, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 9, 2019  •   Directing  •    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...
Anne Kauffman on the Dream Job She Didn't Know She Wanted
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, June 27, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 27, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
The new artistic director of Encores! Off-Center talks about her inaugural season --- When Michael Friedman, the former artistic director of New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center, invited his longtime collaborator and friend Anne Kauffman to direct Assassins two summers ago, neither one had any idea of the journey being set in motion. After Friedman...
Why This Playwright Is Taking on a New Role: Director
By FRANK RIZZO
Friday, May 31, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 31, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Christopher Shinn didn't expect to helm the Second Stage revival of his play Dying City, but he's happy to help --- When Lila Neugebauer had to bow out of directing the revival of Christopher Shinn's Dying City at Second Stage Theatre shortly before rehearsals began, the playwright didn't freak out, he stepped up. He wasn't worried that he had only...
Why Irish Rep's Mounting of O'Casey's Dublin Trilogy Is a Major Event
By JONATHAN MANDELL
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'
By RAVEN SNOOK
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?
By GERARD RAYMOND
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?
By SANDY MACDONALD
Thursday, May 16, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 16, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
After a successful engagement at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in spring 2019, Mac Beth is having an encore run at the Hunter Theater Project from January 6 to February 22, 2020 with a slightly different cast. Erica Schmidt directs a radical reinvention of Shakespeare's tragedy featuring seven young actresses --- Streamlined into one whirlwind act...
He Makes Sure This Play Is Always a Disaster
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, May 07, 2019  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Tue May 7, 2019  •   Directing  •    1 comment 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...
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