Saturday, April 21, 2012

Playwright News--4.20.12

City Theatre Announces 'CityWrights: A Professional Weekend for Playwrights ...
Broadway World
Following its successful launch in June 2012, and with expanded programming thanks to funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight Arts Challenge Grant, City Theatre invites playwrights to pack up the laptop and come to ...
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Irshad, the playwright, in City Beautiful
Hindustan Times
(Gurpreet Singh/HT photo) Irshad Kamil, the lyricist, gives way to Irshad Kamil, the playwright, in town on Thursday. The Malerkotla-born writer, who spent a significant time in Chandigarh pursuing his master's degree in Hindi from Panjab University, ...
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Hindustan Times
'Being Shakespeare' an enlightening journey through the playwright's life
Chicago Sun-Times
We hear about the years that cannot be accounted for, about his father's business losses, about his own initial success as a playwright, and about his friendship with the very wealthy and worldly Earl of Southampton, who becomes his patron (and perhaps ...
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Rosendale fundraiser offers 10 locally written plays
Poughkeepsie Journal
In a previous life I worked as a professional playwright and actor. I did my stint in Hollywood and in the theater scene of New York City, but six years ago my wife and I chose to create a very different life in a rural community and we fell in love ...
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'Clybourne Park' on Broadway: Poignant ironies, as sharp as ever
Washington Post (blog)
(Robin Marchant - GETTY IMAGES) As a result of two smash runs in the nation's capital, DC audiences became acquainted with the deftness with which playwright Bruce Norris concocted this clever contemplation of the issues raised in Lorraine Hansberry's ...
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Jacqueline Lawton, One of the Top 30 Black Playwrights in America
Washington Informer
From 10 minutes plays to two-hour dramatic readings, local playwright, Jacqueline E. Lawton is recognized as one of the top 30 leading African-American playwrights in the country by Arena Stage's American Voices New Play Institute.
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Minority Report
Wall Street Journal
Was it really possible that a playwright had finally gotten up the nerve to take an unsparingly honest look at race relations in America? Stranger things have happened—but not this time around. "Clybourne Park" turns out to be a runny egg, ...
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Wall Street Journal
Broadway review: 'Clybourne Park'
Philadelphia Inquirer
Its playwright, Bruce Norris, is a skillful manipulator who mines an audience's willingness to self-indict, provoking theatergoers with mouth-dropping lines and making them laugh at the same time. The show, almost surely en route to a Tony Award as ...
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Theatre Festival Starts Next Week in Capital
The fifth annual theatre festival starts with the Athol Fugard drama, Play Land, adapted and directed for the stage by Theatre Zone Best Theatre Director for 2010 and local playwright, Frederick B. Philander. Performances will be staged at the Ultimate ...
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Why people of color feel invisible at the Guthrie
Minnesota Public Radio
by Kim Hines Kim Hines, Minneapolis, is an actor, playwright and director, as well as a coach for artists. After the Guthrie announced its 2012-2013 season the other morning, I logged onto Facebook and found that a theater friend had posted about her ...
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Bond to moderate discussion with playwright of 'The Brothers Size ...
Timothy Bond, producing artistic director of Syracuse Stage and Syracuse University's Department of Drama, will moderate a discussion with playwright Tarell ...
'Being Shakespeare' an enlightening journey through the ...
What do we really know about William Shakespeare? We know the 37 plays and the poetry, of course, which confirm the existence of one of the greatest literary ...

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