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'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?' Playwright Edward Albee Dies At 88

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.18.2016 | Arts

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, whose provocative and often brutal look at American life in works such as “Who’s Afraid of Virgini...

Famed Playwright Switches Genres. Interview With Ronald Ribman About His New Novel, Infinite Absence

Bernard Starr | Posted 08.05.2016 | Books
Bernard Starr

Ronald Ribman Then and Now from CBS archive and en.wikipedia.org. Why do writers embrace a particular genre? Is it a conscious process? "I love writi...

5 Questions for Writer Adrienne Kennedy

Tanya Selvaratnam | Posted 06.07.2016 | Arts
Tanya Selvaratnam

The writers Adrienne Kennedy and Tanya Selvaratnam met when Kennedy was a visiting lecturer at Harvard University, where Selvaratnam was a student, an...

Expression Sets You Free: How Playwriting Broke My Silence on Sexual Abuse & Surgeries

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 05.17.2016 | Arts
Amy Oestreicher

How has expression set you free? This weekend, I had my first official public reading of my full-length drama, Imprints. As an actress, I love th...

Experience Siachen's chills

Mariam Khan | Posted 03.10.2016 | Entertainment
Mariam Khan

When a playwright's quill strikes against sheets of paper, a theatrical piece is what surfaces. Give that same dramatist's tool in the hands of Anwar ...

What's a Play or a Musical Without Actors?

Tonya Pinkins | Posted 01.18.2017 | Arts
Tonya Pinkins

Film, television and theater all require the collaboration of dozens to hundreds of artists. Film and television, however, rely on sound and images, both of which can be digitally created. Theater requires the actor.

What I Found at a Yard Sale Sent Me on a Mission

Al DeLuise | Posted 12.03.2016 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

When all is said and done, do you think you could fit your entire life into three cardboard boxes? I don't mean your belongings, but your life; your ...

Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks Wins $300,000 Gish Prize

Associated Press | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.14.2015 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright, novelist and songwriter Suzan-Lori Parks has won the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize and its $300,000 prize, ...

Theatre Nonprofit Opens Doors to All

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 07.29.2016 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

Do you remember your first theatre experience? Quickly walking up to the play house and seeing the glowing marquee for the first time? Getting your ...

Sean Pomposello On Photography And Writing

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.18.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Sean Pomposello Sean Pomposello attracted my attention because he is both a photographer and a writer - like me! The lines betwee...

Big Voices in Small Theater -- Part 2

Susie K Taylor | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Susie K Taylor

Small theater is one of the most welcoming places for fresh new voices. In this series I will begin to prove why.

Lars Norén: Advice to the Young

Louisiana Channel | Posted 06.22.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Lars Norén is widely regarded as the greatest contemporary Swedish playwright. We paid him an exclusive visit at his apartment in Stockholm to hear h...

Pizza and Threesomes

Sarah Flanagan | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
Sarah Flanagan

Sun and Room is an affectionate and painfully honest look into those college years you might want to forget. It explores transitional friendships and nights that come with freshman year and often go without reflection.

A Salute to the African American Playwright August Wilson

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.21.2015 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This film is a beautiful legacy. It sheds light on a very gifted man who, like many creative people, was raised under difficult circumstances in an underserved area of Pittsburgh. All of his plays were "doors" into the black experience, and from many eras of the American story.

'The Golem of Hollywood' A Talk With Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.06.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Jonathan and Jesse have co-authored The Golem of Hollywood, a crime novel with elements of myth and the supernatural.

Who's Missing From the List? The Killjoys and Why American Theater Needs Trans Playwrights

Joshua Bastian Cole | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Joshua Bastian Cole

Another list felt necessary -- a list that not only clearly identified transgender inclusion in the conversation, but shifted the focus to transgender playwrights, with the same intention as The Kilroys: to show we exist.

Interview With Louise Munson, Playwright of Luigi

Teddy Wayne | Posted 07.11.2014 | Arts
Teddy Wayne

I spoke with Munson about her new work, a story of poetry, memories and the intergenerational connection of family.

The Correspondent: Playwright Ken Urban

Jody Christopherson | Posted 05.03.2014 | Arts
Jody Christopherson

Ken Urban on The Correspondent: I realized that in a state of extreme grief, in that place of pain, you would do anything to make that pain subside. I never want to judge my characters, but to understand them.

Elvis, DRAG Queens, and Fatherhood Add Up to Love

Eden Lane | Posted 03.23.2014 | Denver
Eden Lane

An Elvis impersonator, two DRAG Queens, and a pregnant woman walk into a bar... What sounds like a set up for a typical joke is actually part of the character breakdown for a world premier production by the Denver Center Theatre Company.

A Big Voice in a Small Room

Rob Taub | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Rob Taub

Cloven Tongues is a drama about the effects of sex trafficking and war. When Lela, a woman with an unknown past, is arrested while crossing the Canadian border, she is taken in by Jenny, a social worker, and a priest, Ronald . Lela has a past, and as we soon find out, helping her is no simple task.

A Conversation With Eugene Ionesco

Barbara Kraft | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts
Barbara Kraft

For Ionesco politics lie, art, true art, cannot lie. "Politics separate men by bringing them together only superficially. Art and culture unite us in a common anguish that is our only possible fraternity, that of our existential and metaphysical community."

Happy Birthday, Samuel Beckett!

Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Irish avant-garde playwwright and poet, Samuel Barclay Beckett. Known for penning tragicomic works like "Waiting for Godot" a...

An Interview With Playwright/Director Daniel Talbott on Slipping at Rattlestick West

Jody Christopherson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
Jody Christopherson

"Slipping... came out of reading an article in The New York Times about Sarah Kane, and her life and work. ... I just loved so much how she talked about experiential theater and why she attempted to write plays, and something just popped in me and I was like, 'I want to try this.'"

New Play Development: Death By Talkback

Monica Bauer | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
Monica Bauer

Maybe you've been there as a playwright, as I have. Maybe you've been there as an audience member. Maybe you've been there as part of a system of "new play development." Maybe it's been working against the creation of vibrant and exciting new theater. I am speaking of the Talkback.

The Turning Point -- or I Never Saw a Playwright Make Out With a Girl in a Parking Lot

Timothy Braun | Posted 12.02.2012 | Books
Timothy Braun

I wrote plays about boxers (I can't take a punch), and ghosts (I'm not dead, yet), and all my titles I stole from albums by The Pixies, but nothing I wrote was sincere.