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Liesl Tommy

First Nighter: "Party People" Definitely Revolutionary at the Public Theater

David Finkle | Posted 11.16.2016 | Entertainment
David Finkle

It's very political at the Public these days, and a good thing, too. Richard Nelson's Women of a Certain Age, which takes place on now savagely unfor...

Director Liesl Tommy - The First Woman Of Color Nominated For A Tony For Best Direction Of A Play

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 07.05.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

Tommy, who also makes history as the first woman of color to have a Tony nomination for Best Direction of a Play offered inspiring words for women and explains what drives her passion.

How A Filipino Designer Helped Bring A Story Of Liberian Women To Life

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.13.2016 | Arts

"Eclipsed" made history this year as Broadway's first all-female production --written, directed and acted by black women. The play, a story of five mo...

Tony Nominated Director Liesl Tommy Has Made More Than History

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.20.2016 | Entertainment
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

Liesl Tommy is the first woman of color ever! to be nominated for a Tony Award for Best Director of a Play.

Lupita Nyong'o in Eclipsed: Girls Interrupted

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.07.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A local Liberian warlord's women in a bare hut in Eclipsed at the Golden Theater are called wife #1, #3, and #4, but as written by Danai Gurira, they ...

First Nighter: Deborah Zoe Laufer's 'Informed Consent' Gets Awfully Cute About Troubled Genomes

David Finkle | Posted 08.18.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer and director Liesl Tommy want to assure you that science can be fun. In pursuit of the noble aim they've gone way out of their way to demonstrate that conviction while putting together Laufer's Informed Consent.

With Eyes Firmly Fixed On Political Targets

George Heymont | Posted 03.21.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Few people would deny that politics is highly theatrical. Whether in film (The Candidate, All The President's Men, Lincoln) or onstage (The Best Man, Frost/Nixon, All The Way), conflict is easily found and ripe for dramatization.

Who's Crazy Now?

George Heymont | Posted 12.31.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Which messenger from an alternate universe would you prefer to hear from? A ghost who walks at midnight or a suburban nut job who tried to assassinate the President of the United States?