Category: Playwriting
It Took Decades for Me to Fall for One of My Favorite Plays
Wednesday, February 03, 2021  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Feb 3, 2021  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
The author of a new book about Our Town on his evolving relationship with the work --- Sometimes you fall in love with a play at first sight. With others, it takes a few viewings. For Howard Sherman, it wasn't until he was deep into writing his new book Another Day's Begun: Thornton Wilder's Our Town in the 21st Century that he realized he was smitten....
Keeping Young Playwrights Creative During the Pandemic
Tuesday, June 23, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jun 23, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
How TDF's Young Playwrights program transformed to meet students' needs --- When schools and theatres across New York City and the nation closed because of COVID-19, Noelle Ghoussaini's first concern was her kids—all 12 of them. A multidisciplinary stage artist who writes, directs and performs, she is also the lead teaching artist and co-founder...
How New Theatre Work Is Evolving During the Pandemic
Tuesday, May 05, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Tue May 5, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    1 comment Share This
Two months into the shutdown, playwrights are trying different ways of telling stories, and the experiments have just begun. We spoke with four of them, including Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire --- Thursday, May 7 will mark eight full weeks since Broadway shut down, with theatres all over the city and the country following suit soon after....
Where to Listen to Audio Plays Online
Tuesday, April 14, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 14, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Last week, the venerable Williamstown Theatre Festival announced that instead of completely cancelling its multi-show summer season, the productions would be reconceived as audio plays and musicals. But you don't need to wait until June to listen to compelling theatre. Audio recordings of hundreds of stage works are currently available to enjoy for...
Playwright Terrence McNally Dies at Age 81 of Coronavirus Complications
Tuesday, March 24, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Mar 24, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
The five-time Tony winner was well-known for 'Love! Valour! Compassion!' and the books to many musicals Revered playwright Terrence McNally has passed away at age 81 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida. A lung cancer survivor who had with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, he died of complications due to the novel coronavirus....
They're an Everyday American Family, Save for Their Deported Mom
Tuesday, March 10, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Mar 10, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Hilary Bettis on her new play 72 Miles to Go… at Roundabout Theatre Company --- Long before she dreamed of becoming a playwright, Hilary Bettis wanted to be a veterinarian. "How people treat animals tells us so much about their values and their soul," she says. That perspective is evident in 72 Miles to Go…, Bettis' exploration of man's...
A Black Queer Playwright Explores a Story of Those Who Came Before Him
Friday, March 06, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Mar 6, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Azure D. Osborne-Lee on why Mirrors was a long time coming  --- A drama about black women in '60s Mississippi whose lives are constrained by misogyny and homophobia, Mirrors feels like a play Azure D. Osborne-Lee was born to write. As a black trans theatre artist who grew up in Tennessee and Texas, he longed to see LGBTQ people of color on stage....
This 'Urinetown' Tony Winner's New Musical Comedy Is About the End of the World
Monday, March 02, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 2, 2020  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Writer-composer Greg Kotis and his wife Ayun Halliday gab about their latest irreverent theatrical collaboration --- Greg Kotis (who won a pair of Tony Awards for writing the book and lyrics of Urinetown) and Ayun Halliday (experimental dramatist and performer, indie comic icon and best-selling memoirist) have collaborated on a lot of projects over...
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