Category: Playwriting
Can We Laugh About Climate Change?
By GERARD RAYMOND
Tuesday, May 21, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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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...
Exploring Sexual Assault From an Unexpected Angle
By JEN GUSHUE
Monday, May 13, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Emerging playwright Selina Fillinger makes her New York debut with Something Clean --- Even though Selina Fillinger earned her undergraduate playwriting degree at Northwestern University just three years ago, it's not surprising that the 25 year old is already making her New York debut with Something Clean at Roundabout Underground. After all, she...
How Do You Tell Rupert Murdoch's Origin Story?
By DAVID COTE
Thursday, April 25, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Ink playwright James Graham gets his hands dirty covering London's tabloid revolution --- "A few years ago, it became apparent to me that something was changing in the way we spoke to each other on social media," says British playwright James Graham. "Our politics were becoming more populist, and our press was becoming more aggressive." This realization...
He's the Only Director Who Makes Her Comfortable Enough to Bare All
By CAREY PURCELL
Friday, April 19, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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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...
A Thoughtful Appreciation of 'Star Wars'
By CAROLINE CAO
Friday, April 12, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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How A Musical About Star Wars both celebrates and critiques the iconic saga --- Anyone who buys a ticket for A Musical About Star Wars is presumably familiar with George Lucas' space opera franchise. But with its Ewok and Wookiee growls, Wilhelm scream cues and other trivia and minutiae, this show isn't so much about Star Wars as it is about its fans. In...
5 Theatres You Need to Know: Women's Theatre Companies in NYC
By CAREY PURCELL
Tuesday, April 09, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Where to see female artists and women's stories on stage --- According to the Broadway League, women make up 66% of Broadway audiences, and we tend to be the overwhelming majority of theatregoers wherever shows are being performed. However, when you look beyond the house, our representation plummets. Although the number of professionally produced...
She's the Secret Ingredient in Three Hit Plays
By BILLY MCENTEE
Monday, April 08, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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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,"...
This Play Will Make You Laugh… or Maybe Scream or Cry
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, April 01, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Apr 1, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Why Do You Feel Anger? sparks an array of reactions --- When Do You Feel Anger? had its world premiere at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Kentucky last year, it elicited intense yet mixed emotions. But playwright Mara Nelson-Greenberg and director Margot Bordelon always figured that would be the case. A tonally complex one-act...
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