Category: Directing
Making 'Midsummer' Even More Scrumptious
Thursday, August 01, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 1, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How Third Rail Projects is reinventing dinner theatre while continuing to expand its horizons --- Fans of Third Rail Project's immersive works may be surprised to find chairs at the company's latest show, Midsummer: A Banquet. The troupe is known for taking audiences on literal journeys through custom-designed environments at productions such as Then...
How Do You Build a Compelling Repertory Season?
Thursday, July 11, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jul 11, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Two veteran theatre companies bring plays by Shakespeare, Stoppard, Václav Havel and more to NYC this summer --- Producing just one show is tough. Rotating multiple shows at once with overlapping cast and crew? That may sound like lunacy, but it's the nature of repertory theatre. While this model is popular at regional theatres, it's not as...
How a Planned Rom-Com Transformed Into a Serious Exploration of Captivity
Tuesday, July 09, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 9, 2019  •   Directing  •    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...
Anne Kauffman on the Dream Job She Didn't Know She Wanted
Thursday, June 27, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 27, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
The new artistic director of Encores! Off-Center talks about her inaugural season --- When Michael Friedman, the former artistic director of New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center, invited his longtime collaborator and friend Anne Kauffman to direct Assassins two summers ago, neither one had any idea of the journey being set in motion. After Friedman...
Why This Playwright Is Taking on a New Role: Director
Friday, May 31, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 31, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Christopher Shinn didn't expect to helm the Second Stage revival of his play Dying City, but he's happy to help --- When Lila Neugebauer had to bow out of directing the revival of Christopher Shinn's Dying City at Second Stage Theatre shortly before rehearsals began, the playwright didn't freak out, he stepped up. He wasn't worried that he had only...
Why Irish Rep's Mounting of O'Casey's Dublin Trilogy Is a Major Event
Friday, May 24, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 24, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Artistic director Charlotte Moore talks about the company's ambitious undertaking --- It's been about 60 years since Charlotte Moore, as a college student in St. Louis, discovered the work of Irish playwright Seán O'Casey. She took to him right away. "I was a rebel; he was a rebel," she explains. "He used language the way I wished I could."...
Why Terrence McNally Handpicked This Director for 'Frankie and Johnny'
Thursday, May 23, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 23, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Arin Arbus talks about making her Broadway debut with a starry revival of the romantic dramedy --- Director Arin Arbus was surprised to discover that playwright Terrence McNally (Love! Valour! Compassion!, Master Class, Ragtime) was one of her biggest fans. Known for her inventive and lucid stagings of Shakespeare at Theatre for a New Audience, Arbus...
Can We Laugh About Climate Change?
Tuesday, May 21, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 21, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Bess Wohl on Continuity, her new dark comedy at Manhattan Theatre Club --- Playwright Bess Wohl relishes a good challenge. Her book for the musical Pretty Filthy was based on interviews with porn stars. She set her play Small Mouth Sounds at a silent meditation retreat so there was practically no dialogue. Yet Wohl admits writing about...
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