The brilliant, brief candle that was U.K. theater director Mary Ann “Buzz” Goodbody — the first woman to direct at Royal Shakespeare Company — reignites in the world premiere production of Susan Ferrara’s highly theatrical Buzz Sept. 4-15, 2019, in a unique venue within Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s complex in Montgomery. Carrie Preston directs Tony Award nominee … Read Full Article→
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Seven years after it had its first developmental reading by Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, Alabama Story, the highly theatrical drama that pits a state senator against the state librarian in the capital city in 1959, will finally get a full production by ASF in spring 2020, in the company’s 48th season. Spiked with humor, heartbreak and … Read Full Article→
If you care about playwriting, you probably listen — or you should be listening — to the valuable podcast called “The Subtext,” hosted by Chicago-based playwright Brian James Polak, who asks dramatists and other theater makers smart questions about their backgrounds, processes, goals and strategies. In spring 2020, Polak’s new play Welcome to Keene, New Hampshire, … Read Full Article→
The famously hawk-nosed actress Margaret Hamilton — best known as The Wicked Witch in the film “The Wizard of Oz,” but employed for decades as a treasured character actress — gets a fresh spotlight in a new one-woman play, My Witch: The Stories of Margaret Hamilton, written by John Ahlin for his actress and wife Jean Tafler… Read Full Article→
The title word of Rachel Bublitz’s stark new three-character play, Ripped, has multiple meanings as it explores layers of truth about the sexual assault of a college student named Lucy. There is a ripped dress, relationships are ripped apart, the alarming reality of the number of college-age women who are victims of rape is ripped from … Read Full Article→
Out of Box Theatre, the Marietta, Georgia company devoted to contemporary plays and musicals in an intimate setting, is giving Jeff Talbott’s six-actor play A Public Education a full production May 10-19, 2019. The playwright is on hand for the opening weekend to give a listen to his latest draft, which represents changes since earlier development … Read Full Article→
Pulitzer Prize finalist Jon Marans’ new four-character play home sick – an American haunting is the latest script getting developed in Alma Theatre Company’s Fresh, Raw and Wild Equity Staged Reading Series in San Francisco. Cristina Anselmo directs the drama of reunited sisters confronting the truth of their childhood memories.