Category: Directing
How Do You Tell an Ugly Story About Our Country?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Wednesday, February 07, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 7, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
A new play examines the 1918 lynchings of Mary Turner and her husband --- A hundred years ago in Valdosta, Georgia, at least a dozen African Americans were lynched within a few days of one another. One of them, Mary Turner, was 20 years old and eight months pregnant. "I was surprised I'd never heard the story before," says LeKethia Dalcoe, an actor,...
Helping Eve Ensler Translate Her Story to the Stage
By SANDY MACDONALD
Monday, February 05, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Feb 5, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tony winner Diane Paulus directs the activist's memoir-based solo show --- As the artistic director of Cambridge's American Repertory Theatre, Diane Paulus is known for guiding large-scale musicals such as Pippin, Finding Neverland, and Waitress to Broadway. But the Tony winner's latest import is decidedly more intimate: In the Body of the World,...
Using Our Racially Charged Past to Address Our Present
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, January 31, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 31, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Evan Yionoulis talks about directing Adrienne Kennedy's new play --- Inside the program for He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box at Theatre for a New Audience is a poetic thank-you from the playwright: "This play. Could not have been written without the room Facing trees and the iPad given to me by my son Adam Kennedy And his wife Renee in their...
Are You Ready to Think About Death?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 26, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 26, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
The Civilians' latest play looks at the end of life --- Although the inevitability of death is something we all have in common, few of us enjoy contemplating it. But Steve Cosson, the artistic director of the Obie-winning investigative theatre company The Civilians, has spent a great deal of time thinking about it over the past few years, both professionally...
When John Lithgow Called, He Said Yes
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Thursday, January 11, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 11, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How director Daniel Sullivan is helping the actor honor his father --- Tony-winning director Daniel Sullivan is known for helming complex, multicharacter plays on Broadway, from sumptuous period pieces like last season's revival of The Little Foxes, to new works by the likes of David Auburn, Donald Margulies, and David Lindsay-Abaire. So what's he...
Women Are Extinct. What's a Man to Do?
By FRANK RIZZO
Thursday, December 28, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 28, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How playwright-director Robert O'Hara's new show sticks it to the patriarchy --- "I love fables and I love allegories because you never know where they're going to lead you," says Robert O'Hara, whose world-premiere comedy Mankind is currently running at Playwrights Horizons. "It's like following a rabbit down a hole." That's certainly the experience...
You've Never Seen 'Frankenstein' Like This
By REGINA ROBBINS
Tuesday, December 26, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 26, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Why the monster dances in Ensemble for the Romantic Century's interpretation of the tale --- From Mel Brooks's campy musical comedy to a notorious closed-on-opening-night Broadway flop to the National Theatre's production with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein has been adapted for the theatre countless...
Working Their Way Back to You
By GAVIN WHITEHEAD
Thursday, December 14, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 14, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Why Jersey Boys may work even better Off-Broadway --- An 11-year run on Broadway is a rare accomplishment, yet when Jersey Boys closed in January after more than 4,500 performances, it felt premature. The Tony-winning bio-musical about the Four Seasons was still attracting respectable crowds and its loss was definitely felt -- especially by the legendary...
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