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Tony-nominated women playwrights lean in

Tony-nominated women playwrights lean in

Women playwrights say gender inequality is a serious issue in theater. CBS News’ Meg Oliver reports. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: Watch “CBSN” live HERE: Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: Like “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: Get your news on the go! Download CBS News… Read Article →

Playwrights - Animated Movie - Part 2

Playwrights – Animated Movie – Part 2

Five children, who are members of the school’s Drama Society, meet in the afternoon, to decide on a suitable play to be staged by them for the school’s annual day function barely a fortnight away. Even as they rack their brains they can’t seem to settle on anything. What happens next, is surprising.

DC Area Playwrights In Conversation

DC Area Playwrights In Conversation

DC-area playwrights Allyson Currin, Michael Merino, and Maurice Martin talk about their craft. Conversation in the Arlington Independent Media studio on April 13, 2013. Produced by Michael A. Shea through the facilities of Arlington Independent Media. hello I'm Michael Marino and I'm a dc-based playwright hello my name is Alison Curran and I'm a playwright and actor hello I'm Maurice Martin and I'm a playwright please join us in conversation… Read Article →

The Playwright's Voice (Working In The Theatre #407)

The Playwright's Voice (Working In The Theatre #407)

Playwrights Lydia R. Diamond, David Henry Hwang and Suzan-Lori Parks discuss their work and other American playwrights and how they influenced them; the moment each was aware they wanted to be writers; their process; experiencing their work on Broadway for the first time; and the role mentors played in their lives and their role as mentors. An acclaimed fixture on New York television and in the theatre community for 30… Read Article →

Shira Gorshman, Yiddish Writer of Women as Folk Heroes

Shira Gorshman, Yiddish Writer of Women as Folk Heroes

In this video, master storyteller Shira Gorshman describes her impoverished childhood in a Lithuanian shtetl. She vividly describes her brutal stepfather, her very competent but combative grandmother and her adoring grandfather who was the first to introduce her to the beauty of the outdoors. Imbued with idealism, Gorshman settled in Palestine in 1924 as a pioneer but returned to the Soviet Union in 1928 to build another utopian community: an… Read Article →

Why? Radio 56: "A Conversation with a Playwright" with Tony Kushner and Jack Russell Weinstein

Why? Radio 56: "A Conversation with a Playwright" with Tony Kushner and Jack Russell Weinstein

For more information and more episodes: visit www.whyradioshow.org Tony Kushner is probably the most important and most influential living American playwright. At this year’s UND Writers Conference, WHY?’s host Jack Russell Weinstein had the pleasure and honor of talking to him about the Pulitzer Prize winning play Angels in America, his movie, Lincoln, and writing for the theater in general. It was a remarkable conversation in front of a very… Read Article →

If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka Trailer

If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka Trailer

If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka February 15, 2019 – March 31, 2019 Mainstage Theater Written by Tori Sampson Directed by Leah C. Gardiner Choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly World Premiere In the village of Affreakah-Amirrorkah, no one questions that Akim is the one true, perfect beauty — not even her jealous classmates. But they’ll be damned before they let her be the leading lady in this story…. Read Article →

I Was Most Alive with You Trailer

I Was Most Alive with You Trailer

I Was Most Alive with You September 01, 2018 – October 14, 2018 Mainstage Theater Written by Craig Lucas Directed by Tyne Rafaeli Director of Artistic Sign Language, Sabrina Dennison Learn More: phnyc.org/mostalive FEATURING Marianna Bassham — Astrid Tad Cooley — Farhad Lisa Emery — Pleasant Michael Gaston — Ash Russell Harvard — Knox Lois Smith — Carla Gameela Wright — Mariama SHADOW CAST Beth Applebaum — Astrid Harold Foxx… Read Article →

Familiar Trailer

Familiar Trailer

It’s winter in Minnesota, and a Zimbabwean family is preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter, a first-generation American. But when the bride insists on observing a traditional African custom, it opens a deep rift in the household. Rowdy and affectionate, Familiar pitches tradition against assimilation, drawing a loving portrait of a family: the customs they keep, and the secrets they bury. Familiar Written by Danai Gurira Directed by… Read Article →

Interview with Anne Washburn on Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

Interview with Anne Washburn on Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

Anne Washburn discusses how she chose “The Simpsons” as the subject of “Mr. Burns, a post-electric play” and how it all began in an empty, underground bank vault. Listen to an extended, audio-only version of this conversation at MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY By Anne Washburn Music by Michael Friedman Directed by Steve Cosson Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theater August 23–October 6 Photos by Joan Marcus. Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/playwrightshorizons… Read Article →

Scene: Welcome, The Thanksgiving Play

Scene: Welcome, The Thanksgiving Play

To stage a pageant celebrating Turkey Day, The Thanksgiving Play’s “woke” teaching artists must first understand the origins of the holiday. But can they even agree on that? The Thanksgiving Play Extended: October 12, 2018 – December 2, 2018 Peter Jay Sharp Theater Written by Larissa FastHorse Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel World premiere FEATURING Jennifer Bareilles — Logan Jeffrey Bean — Caden Greg Keller — Jaxton Margo Seibert —… Read Article →

In Process: Craig Lucas on I Was Most Alive with You

In Process: Craig Lucas on I Was Most Alive with You

I Was Most Alive with You September 01, 2018 – October 14, 2018 Mainstage Theater Written by Craig Lucas Directed by Tyne Rafaeli Director of Artistic Sign Language, Sabrina Dennison New York premiere FEATURING Marianna Bassham — Astrid Tad Cooley — Farhad Lisa Emery — Pleasant Michael Gaston — Ash Russell Harvard — Knox Lois Smith — Carla Gameela Wright — Mariama SHADOW CAST Beth Applebaum — Astrid Harold Foxx… Read Article →

Fly By Night Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording

Fly By Night Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording

The Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of ‘Fly By Night.’ Get your copy now: FEATURING Allison Case Adam Chanler-Berat Peter Friedman Michael McCormick Patti Murin Bryce Ryness Henry Stram Playwrights Horizons is a not-for-profit theater. Please make a gift to Playwrights Horizons and support this unique home for NEW plays and musicals: Find us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Instagram:

In Process: Michael R. Jackson on A Strange Loop

In Process: Michael R. Jackson on A Strange Loop

A Strange Loop May 24, 2019 – July 07, 2019 Mainstage Theater Book, Music, and Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson Directed by Stephen Brackett Choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly Produced in association with Page 73 World premiere Usher is a black, queer writer, working a day job he hates while writing his original musical: a piece about a black, queer writer, working a day job he hates while writing his… Read Article →

Playwrights & Theatre Critics at San Francisco Playhouse

Playwrights & Theatre Critics at San Francisco Playhouse

2 Panel Discussions held at San Francisco Playhouse as part of the American Theatre Critics Association’s annual conference DISCUSSION 1 Perspectives in Criticism: The Career Continuum Left-to-Right Robert Hurwitt, retired theatre critic for SF Chronicle Karen D’Souza, moderator and theatre critic for San Jose Mercury News Lily Janiak, theatre critic for SF Chronicle DISCUSSION 2 The Play’s the Thing: The Critic and the New Work Left-to-Right Aaron Loeb (playwright of… Read Article →