Category: Playwriting
Finding the Drama in Cooking and Conversation
By GERARD RAYMOND
Wednesday, October 30, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Richard Nelson continues his poignant exploration of a changing America with his latest Rhinebeck Panorama play --- Don't come to The Michaels hungry -- at least not for food. As with the previous naturalistic dramas in writer-director Richard Nelson's Rhinebeck Panorama (The Apple Family Plays tetralogy, The Gabriels trilogy), his latest play at...
Putting the Refugee Experience on Stage
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, October 24, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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This season, a striking number of new (and returning) plays are exploring the plight of the displaced --- Arian Moayed, who was only five years old when he and his family left post-revolutionary Iran, was so moved by "the incredible images and heartbreaking stories" coming from asylum seekers on the U.S.-Mexico border that he felt compelled to do...
How Do You Translate Desire and Longing Into Theatre?
By ELIZA BENT
Wednesday, October 16, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Performer and playwright Edgar Oliver conjures a lost friend and a lost city in VICTOR --- Over the summer I ran into playwright, poet and performer Edgar Oliver on the street. We'd met a few times before, so I greeted him with "Edgar! Hello!," perhaps too exuberantly. Unsure whether he remembered me, I added, "I am Eliza. I love your plays!" and...
Resurrecting the Woman Who Raised Him
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Tuesday, October 15, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Andy Bragen revisits the last years of his mother's life in Notes on My Mother's Decline --- On some nights, Notes on My Mother's Decline feels as much like a memorial service as a show. Although the two characters in Andy Bragen's play are not named, the writer makes it clear that they are based on himself and his late mother, Eugenia M. Bragen....
Why Is This Couple Dressing Up and Sword Fighting?
By CAROLINE CAO
Friday, October 11, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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A new romantic comedy puts live-action role-playing center stage --- There are adults who meet for poker; some play chess; others host book clubs. But the protagonists of Liba Vaynberg's new romantic comedy Round Table at 59E59 Theaters indulge in LARPing. That's an acronym for live-action role-playing, with participants masquerading as knights, fairies,...
One Musical's Epic Quest to Get to Broadway
By MARISA COHEN
Tuesday, October 08, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 8, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
After seven years and multiple incarnations, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical hits Broadway Since 1961, TheaterWorksUSA has toured lit-based shows for young audiences to 49 states and parts of Canada. But the nonprofit's productions never made it to Broadway… until now. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical at the Longacre...
How Grief Helped Bring the Daughters of Two Theatre Luminaries Together
By CAREY PURCELL
Wednesday, October 02, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Playwright Lily Houghton and director Kylie M. Brown discuss their world-premiere collaboration --- Artists often channel their grief into their work, and that's just what playwright Lily Houghton and director Kylie M. Brown have done with of the woman came the beginning of sin and through her we all die, currently running Off-Broadway. Throughout...
Is Everyone in This New England Town Having a Life Crisis?
By ELIZA BENT
Tuesday, October 01, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 1, 2019  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Jeff Augustin's new play at Manhattan Theatre Club explores multicultural and multigenerational existential dread --- Eisa (Kara Walker), the biracial teen at the center of Jeff Augustin's world premiere The New Englanders at Manhattan Theatre Club, has very different relationships with her two middle-aged dads. Her conversations with Samuel...
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