Category: Directing
What Happens When Mean Girls Do Macbeth?
Thursday, May 16, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 16, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
After a successful engagement at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in spring 2019, Mac Beth is having an encore run at the Hunter Theater Project from January 6 to February 22, 2020 with a slightly different cast. Erica Schmidt directs a radical reinvention of Shakespeare's tragedy featuring seven young actresses --- Streamlined into one whirlwind act...
He Makes Sure This Play Is Always a Disaster
Tuesday, May 07, 2019  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Tue May 7, 2019  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Matt DiCarlo on his journey with The Play That Goes Wrong --- Matt DiCarlo has spent the last two years making sure The Play That Goes Wrong goes right -- or, more accurately, wrong, first as stage manager, then as associate director and now as the director of the Off-Broadway transfer of the long-running Broadway farce. A slapstick-filled comedy...
He's the Only Director Who Makes Her Comfortable Enough to Bare All
Friday, April 19, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 19, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Halley Feiffer and Trip Cullman discuss collaborating on The Pain of My Belligerence at Playwrights Horizons --- "We joke that this is the healthiest relationship in our lives," says Halley Feiffer, gesturing to Trip Cullman. The playwright and director are longtime artistic partners currently working on their sixth project, the world premiere of...
Why Michael Mayer Revisited His Youth for 'Burn This'
Tuesday, April 16, 2019  •   Directing  •    2 comments Share This
Tue Apr 16, 2019  •   Directing  •    2 comments Share This
The Tony winner talks about directing the starry Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson's drama --- If you were taking bets on whether the tempestuous, mismatched lovers at the center of Lanford Wilson's Burn This would continue their relationship after the curtain falls, cynics would probably say no. That must make Michael Mayer, the director of the...
She's the Secret Ingredient in Three Hit Plays
Monday, April 08, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Apr 8, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How dramaturg Sarah Lunnie helped birth What the Constitution Means to Me, Mrs. Murray's Menagerie and Hillary and Clinton --- One of the most vital roles in new play development is also the most inscrutable: the oft-misunderstood dramaturg. But Sarah Lunnie is happy to demystify what she does. "I think about my role as that of a collaborative editor,"...
This Play Will Make You Laugh… or Maybe Scream or Cry
Monday, April 01, 2019  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Apr 1, 2019  •   Directing  •    1 comment Share This
Why Do You Feel Anger? sparks an array of reactions --- When Do You Feel Anger? had its world premiere at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Kentucky last year, it elicited intense yet mixed emotions. But playwright Mara Nelson-Greenberg and director Margot Bordelon always figured that would be the case. A tonally complex one-act...
Why Are People of Color Playing Slave Owners?
Friday, March 29, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Mar 29, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
The Flea's revival of Southern Promises makes the play even more controversial --- When Southern Promises premiered in New York in 2008, Barack Obama was on the brink of becoming the country's first black President. That provided an optimistic backdrop for Thomas Bradshaw's incendiary play about slavery. Even though it featured raw scenes of rape...
Why 'Julius Caesar' Feels More Urgent Than Ever
Wednesday, March 27, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 27, 2019  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Director Shana Cooper reimagines Shakespeare's tragedy for our polarized political age Pieces of the set literally fall apart during Theatre for a New Audience's kinetic production of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. The startling destruction happens during the storm that precedes the assassination of the titular general by his frenemies...
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