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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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→
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.
The swirl of wind, the chaos of rain and the roar of thunder, all capricious elements of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, seem to inform the twisty, whimsical nature of Lila Rose Kaplan’s new poetic two-character play The Magician’s Daughter, which borrows Prospero and daughter Miranda from the Bard’s late romance to create an intimate, contemporary family … Read Full Article→