Category: Playwriting
The Joy of Teaching Teachers to Unlock Their Inner Artist
Monday, January 27, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jan 27, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Instructors become the students in TDF's Be Your Own Hero: A Playwright's Journey Course --- One of the first things Crystal Skillman did when her students arrived for their first session of TDF's Be Your Own Hero: A Playwright's Journey class last summer was get them up on their feet. As they walked around the room, she asked them to ruminate on...
Atlantic Theater Launched Her Acting Career. Now She Returns as a Playwright
Wednesday, January 22, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Eboni Booth talks about premiering her play Paris at her longtime artistic home --- Eboni Booth was a teenager when she made her professional acting debut in a stage adaptation of The Cider House Rules at Atlantic Theater Company. Twenty-one years later, she's marking another milestone at the same theatre with the world premiere of Paris, her playwriting...
Oh Hey, Boomer
Wednesday, January 15, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Jan 15, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Solo artist Rick Miller examines the cultural influence of his parents' generation in Boom --- How do you measure, measure a year? How about four minutes? That's how long Rick Miller spends exploring each year from 1945 and 1969 in Boom, his multimedia meditation on the baby boomer generation currently running at 59E59 Theaters. The 49-year-old Miller,...
She Swore Off Adapting Novels, Then She Read 'My Name is Lucy Barton'
Tuesday, January 14, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Why Rona Munro agreed to turn Elizabeth Strout's book into a stage play starring Laura Linney --- "It can feel like wearing someone else's clothes," says Rona Munro about adapting another author's work. It's a sensation the Scottish scribe knows well: In addition to being a prolific writer of original plays and screenplays, she's turned numerous novels...
Shining a Spotlight on Artists with Disabilities at Under the Radar
Thursday, January 02, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 2, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
The latest edition of The Public Theater's performance festival is more inclusive than ever --- The Public Theater's annual Under the Radar festival has always been about breaking boundaries by highlighting cutting-edge artists from around the globe. For its 16th edition, which runs January 8 to 19 at The Public and a smattering of partner venues,...
As a Black Man with HIV, He Didn't See Himself On Stage, So He Wrote a Play
Wednesday, December 11, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Dec 11, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Donja R. Love discusses his "super personal" world premiere --- According to a recent CDC fact sheet, if current trends persist, one in two African-American gay or bisexual men will be diagnosed with HIV. That statistic is a stark reminder that the epidemic is far from over, especially in the black community. Yet on stage, lauded plays about HIV/AIDS...
Mining Tragedy Out of His Home State
Tuesday, December 10, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 10, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Samuel D. Hunter and director Davis McCallum discuss their latest collaboration at Lincoln Center --- Who could have predicted a decade ago that Samuel D. Hunter, an Idaho-bred playwright whose oeuvre is set in his home territory, would take New York City by storm? Probably director Davis McCallum, who first met Hunter in 2010 when they...
Following in His Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cousin's Footsteps
Monday, December 09, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Dec 9, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
How emerging playwright Alex Riad is using his hometown as fodder for a theatrical trilogy --- Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis may be Alex Riad's cousin, but Lucy Thurber's Hilltown Plays are what prompted him to start writing about his California hometown. "They blew me away," recalls Riad about seeing Thurber's five-play cycle focused...
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