Category: Playwriting
Resurrecting the Woman Who Raised Him
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Tuesday, October 15, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 15, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Andy Bragen revisits the last years of his mother's life in Notes on My Mother's Decline --- On some nights, Notes on My Mother's Decline feels as much like a memorial service as a show. Although the two characters in Andy Bragen's play are not named, the writer makes it clear that they are based on himself and his late mother, Eugenia M. Bragen....
Why Is This Couple Dressing Up and Sword Fighting?
By CAROLINE CAO
Friday, October 11, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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A new romantic comedy puts live-action role-playing center stage --- There are adults who meet for poker; some play chess; others host book clubs. But the protagonists of Liba Vaynberg's new romantic comedy Round Table at 59E59 Theaters indulge in LARPing. That's an acronym for live-action role-playing, with participants masquerading as knights, fairies,...
One Musical's Epic Quest to Get to Broadway
By MARISA COHEN
Tuesday, October 08, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 8, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
After seven years and multiple incarnations, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical hits Broadway Since 1961, TheaterWorksUSA has toured lit-based shows for young audiences to 49 states and parts of Canada. But the nonprofit's productions never made it to Broadway… until now. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical at the Longacre...
How Grief Helped Bring the Daughters of Two Theatre Luminaries Together
By CAREY PURCELL
Wednesday, October 02, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 2, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Lily Houghton and director Kylie M. Brown discuss their world-premiere collaboration --- Artists often channel their grief into their work, and that's just what playwright Lily Houghton and director Kylie M. Brown have done with of the woman came the beginning of sin and through her we all die, currently running Off-Broadway. Throughout...
Is Everyone in This New England Town Having a Life Crisis?
By ELIZA BENT
Tuesday, October 01, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 1, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Jeff Augustin's new play at Manhattan Theatre Club explores multicultural and multigenerational existential dread --- Eisa (Kara Walker), the biracial teen at the center of Jeff Augustin's world premiere The New Englanders at Manhattan Theatre Club, has very different relationships with her two middle-aged dads. Her conversations with Samuel...
What Do Conservatives Really Sound Like?
By DIEP TRAN
Monday, September 30, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Why Will Arbery's new play at Playwrights Horizons is not preaching to the choir --- Playwright Will Arbery was raised in Texas in a Republican Catholic household. His parents were academics but also enthusiastic conservatives -- they even held campaign rallies for right-wing candidates in their home. They are the inspiration for Heroes of the Fourth...
What's Your Worst Parenting Nightmare?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, September 26, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 26, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
How the new play Mothers is challenging audiences -- and artists -- to rethink how we parent --- There aren't any flesh-and-blood children on stage in Mothers, Anna Moench's shattering new play at The Playwrights Realm about raising a family in an unstable world. But there were plenty of tykes running around the rehearsal room. That's because Mothers...
Why Are These Teenage Girls Practicing Witchcraft?
By JEN GUSHUE
Tuesday, September 24, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 24, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Latinx playwright Alexis Scheer on the origins of her pitch-black comedy Our Dear Dead Drug Lord --- Playwright Alexis Scheer dabbles in witchcraft. "It's a spiritual practice for me," she says, noting that she only does "light magic," casting positive goals into the universe. "I've got crystals I keep set up on an altar, and candles that I light...
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