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Written by Adam Rapp
Directed by Jacqueline Stone

Popular among UK playwrights, the extended-monologue, or “plovel” approach to storytelling seems to be catching on in America. 594 more words

Theater Reviews


Written by Brian Dykstra
Directed by Margarett Perry

As a famous playwriting maxim goes, “start your scenes late and get out early”. Brian Dykstra gets it, and in the first act of his timely exploration of free speech and youth activism in 21st Century America, he skillfully airdrops the audience into a personal-slash-ideological conflict already in motion. 616 more words

Theater Reviews

The Interview: Jeffrey Hayenga On Aging, Audiences, Hal and Bee.

The Interview: Jeffrey Hayenga Discusses Hal and Bee with Michael Raver

Actor Jeffrey Hayenga is one of those stage animals who lives for the connection he gets with a director, with a writer, his castmates and most certainly with the audience. 1,187 more words

Off Broadway

An open letter to the creative team of Some Old Black Man

I attended the performance of your play, Some Old Black Man, at 59E59 Theaters on Saturday, February 10.  Co-star Roger Robinson was out sick, replaced by Phil McGlaston.  412 more words


Written by James Haigney, Neal Labute & Carter Lewis

Directed by John Pierson

Always worth a look,  LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL varies from year to year in length and tone. 740 more words

Theater Reviews

Tristan Wilson Named Managing Director of Berkshire Playwrights Lab; "Some Old Black Man" Goes to New York

BPL hires Tristan Wilson as Managing Director. Tristan comes to Berkshire Playwrights Lab from Barrington Stage Company where he served as the Managing Director from 2010 – 2017. 591 more words


A Regular Little Houdini: Three Tall Amazements, But Little Else.

A Regular Little Houdini: Three Tall Amazements, But Little Else.

By Ross

I really wanted to like this. A story that revolves around a kid in the coastal town of Newport, South Wales, obsessed with performing magic and the magnificent Harry Houdini, how could that not be at least fun. 608 more words

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