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

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.06.2014 | 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."

And The Pulitzer For Drama Goes To...

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Ayad Akhtar's "Disgraced," a play about a successful Pakistani-American lawyer whose dinner party spins out of control amid a heated ...

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.

The Art of Being Dumb

Timothy Braun | Posted 11.17.2012 | Books
Timothy Braun

When these students write I can see anger and frustration. These students are the "losers" at the university, and they know it. Most people don't like being called "dumb."

13 Playwrights Is Preparing To Implode

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home
Shoshana Greenberg

The 13 playwrights of 13P formed nine years ago to realize full productions of their plays. Each playwright produces one play, serving as the artistic director of the production. The group ceases to exist once every playwright has had a production.

Q&A: Playwright Amy Herzog on Family History, Political Activism, and the Culture of Capitalism

ARTINFO | Posted 06.16.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Amy Herzog, a promising young American playwright, is pregnant and due to give birth to a daughter on May 1 of this year. The date has more than a lit...

'Regrets' Is Quietly Effective Drama

AP | by JENNIFER FARRAR | Posted 03.28.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- There was an unhappy time in America when ratting out your friends for entertaining socialist ideas was considered by some in the governme...

German Composer Heiner Goebbels Wins Ibsen Prize

AP | Posted 03.20.2012 | Arts

OSLO, Norway -- German composer and music director Heiner Goebbels has won the International Ibsen Award for creating new insights in theater that hav...

RIP, Performance Artist, Playwright, And 'Alien Comic' Tom Murrin

Posted 03.13.2012 | Arts

Tom Murrin, the beloved New York performance art icon, passed away yesterday after a long struggle with cancer, The Village Voice reports. "The Ali...

[Interview] In Search of The Real Americans: An Interview with Actor Dan Hoyle

Turnstyle | Posted 04.15.2012 | Arts
Turnstyle

By Jeremy Helton During the 2008 presidential election, Sarah Palin was quoted as saying, "We believe that the best of America is in these small town...

Middle School Social Studies Teacher Sees Lessons In Teaching Own Play

AP | By DORIE TURNER | Posted 02.01.2012 | Education

ATLANTA -- Playwright Margaret Edson talks proudly about her Pulitzer Prize and her work appearing on Broadway, but she's the most animated when she d...

Remembering Vaclav Havel

Andrew Nagorski | Posted 02.20.2012 | World
Andrew Nagorski

Looking back at my encounters with Havel, I'm struck by three dominant character traits: his moral courage, his ability to recognize and live with the contradictions of human behavior, and his sense of the absurd.

'We Were Born To Attract Attention And We Loved It'

| Charity | Posted 11.28.2011 | Home

This is a regular column featuring original fiction by and for high school students, provided by Figment.com, an online community writing site for you...

Exclusive Documentary Clips Reveal Playwright's Painful Past

Turnstyle | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Blockbuster Shakespeare Exhibition To Open Before London Olympics

Telegraph | Roya Nikkhah, Arts Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

London 1612: Shakespeare's Theatre of the World, will open in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics and will explore the role of the capital as an em...

ART ED: 10 Nonprofits Teaching Arts Education To Kids Across The Country

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

With ever-increasing budget cuts negatively affecting US schools, it has been up to independent nonprofits to step in and make up for the deficit in a...