Category: Playwriting
How Do You Remember the House You Grew Up In?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Wednesday, August 28, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Aug 28, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Theater Mitu's latest experimental piece deconstructs the concept of home, with an assist from technology and Chekhov --- Rubén Polendo can clearly explain how he and his Theater Mitu colleagues came up with the elaborate devised theatre piece House (or how to lose an orchard in 90 minutes or less). It's much more difficult for him to explain...
Why Alan Ariano Is Overjoyed to Finally Play a Filipino on Stage
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, August 21, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Aug 21, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Ma-Yi Theater Company presents the first musical created by Filipino Americans in NYC --- Throughout his three-decade career, Filipino-American actor Alan Ariano has played a wide variety of roles, notably Broadway stints in the original productions of M. Butterfly and Miss Saigon, and the most recent revival of The King and I. But there's one thing...
The Most Important New York Playwright You've Probably Never Heard Of
By BILLY MCENTEE
Monday, August 19, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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A Mac Wellman festival at The Flea hopes to earn the venerable dramatist new fans --- "It wasn't my idea at all but it's fine with me!" says Mac Wellman about the ten-week festival of his plays kicking off this Saturday at Tribeca's Flea Theater. Despite being an incredibly prolific (40-odd plays and counting), lauded (three Obie Awards) and influential...
How African-American Classics Are Inspiring a New Generation of Black Writers
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, August 12, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Aug 12, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
The work of Ntozake Shange fuels six new plays at the annual 48Hours in…™ Harlem --- In a lovely play called More Love, Less Suicides, a man and a woman engage in a back-and-forth about how they want to love one another. "Love me and I'll cry over your dead body," she says. He agrees to consider it: "I say we should probably meet first."...
Why Hannah Senesh's Story Is So Important Right Now
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Wednesday, July 31, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    2 comments Share This
Wed Jul 31, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    2 comments Share This
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene revives David Schechter's play about the "Israeli Joan of Arc" --- It's impossible to see Hannah Senesh and not think of Anne Frank. In the one-woman play, which is being presented in English by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Lexi Rabadi portrays the real-life title character,...
Sex and the Solo Show
By CAREY PURCELL
Thursday, July 25, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 25, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Two writer-performers talk about sex in a pair of very different one-woman plays --- In their new solo shows, Jacqueline Novak and Lois Robbins talk honestly and hilariously about sex, but they have very different takes on the subject. In Get On Your Knees, currently at the Cherry Lane Theatre but transferring to the Lucille Lortel on August...
Why This Playwright-Performer Is Breaking the Silence About Eating Disorders
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Tuesday, July 23, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Domenica Feraud makes her Off-Broadway debut with the drama Rinse, Repeat --- Actors often feel vulnerable when baring their bodies onstage. But for writer-performer Domenica Feraud, being fully exposed in her debut play Rinse, Repeat, currently at Off-Broadway's Pershing Square Signature Center, has been particularly hard since the show was inspired...
Rita Rudner Returns to Her Musical Theatre Roots
By SANDY MACDONALD
Monday, July 22, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 22, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Why the beloved stand-up comic co-wrote herself a starring role in the Off-Broadway tuner Two's a Crowd --- Over the past four decades, Rita Rudner has held her own in the upper echelons of comedy, mostly by being herself: a very funny but thoroughly nice person with a quirky perspective on life. But the sexagenarian didn't start out wanting to be...
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