Category: Playwriting
How Do You Tell the Stories of Missing and Murdered Women?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, July 18, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Playwright Isaac Gomez and Mexican screen star Kate del Castillo give voice to victims of violence in 'the way she spoke' --- "There is no better place to kill a girl than in Juárez," says Kate del Castillo in the way she spoke, currently running at Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre. The well-known Mexican actress is making her English-speaking...
Reimagining 'Medea' Through a Latinx Lens
By JOSE SOLÍS
Wednesday, July 17, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 17, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Sabina Zúñiga Varela on starring in Mojada at The Public Theater --- When people ask Sabina Zúñiga Varela, "What are you?," she never says Hispanic. She despises that the term recalls the violent legacy of the Spanish conquistadors. Instead the actress responds, "I'm New Mexican," which she feels better encompasses her...
What Do You Do When Your Love Is Illegal?
By GERARD RAYMOND
Monday, July 15, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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British playwright Chris Urch makes his U.S. debut with the Uganda-set drama The Rolling Stone at Lincoln Center --- When British playwright Chris Urch first learned about the "Kill the Gays" legislation proposed in Uganda in 2011, he couldn't help but take it to heart. As a gay man himself, the prospect scared him both politically and personally....
How a Planned Rom-Com Transformed Into a Serious Exploration of Captivity
By CAREY PURCELL
Tuesday, July 09, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 9, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    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...
Performing in 'Frozen' While Writing Family Musicals on the Side
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, June 28, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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How Kevin Del Aguila penned Dog Man: The Musical backstage on Broadway --- Kevin Del Aguila spends almost all his waking hours making kids happy through theatre. Eight shows a week he plays Oaken, the adorably goofy owner of a trading post and sauna in Disney's Frozen on Broadway. But when he's not performing, he's busy turning beloved children's...
Using 21st-Century Technology to Tell a 12th-Century Story
By JEN GUSHUE
Wednesday, June 26, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jun 26, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Grace McLean on her unconventional new musical about the groundbreaking Hildegard von Bingen --- Writer-performer Grace McLean has made a career out of appearing in period pieces. In Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, she played the ingénue's godmother, Marya D., a grand dame of 19th-century Russia. In Alice By Heart, a 1940s London-set...
How Do You Write a Kung Fu Musical?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Tuesday, June 25, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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How Hollywood screenwriters worked with an international team to create Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise at The Shed --- The two screenwriters of the Kung Fu Panda movies, Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, were confused when they got a call several years ago from Alex Poots, the artistic director of The Shed, an arts center in New York that didn't yet exist....
Why David Cale's New Musical Memoir Is His Most Personal Work Yet
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Friday, June 21, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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The Obie-winning solo artist digs into his traumatic past for We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time --- Ever since his auspicious 1986 New York debut The Redthroats, about an unhappy gay kid growing up in a working-class English town, writer-performer David Cale has mined his life for his solo shows. But only a few close friends knew his full...
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