ND News – March 2012

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March 28, 2012

In Sickness and in Health

In February 2010 I was 40 pages into a new script, a play about a baby with a rare and mysterious illness, when my then 11-month-old son was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with one.  Read More

March 24, 2012

American Repertory Theater Will Open Season with David Adjmi's "Marie Antoinette"

Marie Antoinette, a new comedy by Elective Affinities and Stunning playwright David Adjmi, will open the 2012-13 season of the American Repertory Theater.  Read More

March 22, 2012

Treasures among the trash in "Death Tax"

Before sitting down to work, playwright Lucas Hnath often prepares by taking on The New York Times’ crossword puzzle. Hnath said he particularly depended on this strategy when writing “Death Tax,” which begins its premiere run tonight in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival of New American Plays.  Read More

March 21, 2012

"Oh, Gastronomy!": The Process

FOOD: The word connotes so many things. Personally, it’s one of my favorite words — the two “o”s in the middle look like a pair of binoculars staring out at everything that makes my stomach happy. I think of donuts, ribeye steaks, grilled cheese sandwiches, sushi, prime rib; I think of Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, of the awesome gay frozen yogurt shop in West Hollywood (“Pump it yourself!”), of McDonald’s french fries. I think of gluttony, I think of Thanksgiving, I think of joy; a billion things come to mind.  Read More

March 16, 2012

Back story: Playwright Annie Baker

Annie Baker is not one to court the spotlight. The shy 30-year-old playwright seems to prefer expressing herself on the page to chatting about her work. She's a wordsmith, not a showboat, and her plays sing with the quiet pleasures of sharp observation and genuine feeling.  Read More

March 13, 2012

Mia Chung, Kristoffer Diaz Among Those to Premiere New Works During Woolly Mammoth's 2012-2013 Season

Mia Chung and Kristoffer Diaz

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has announced productions for its 2012-2013 season, which will include world plays from Mia Chung and Kristoffer Diaz, among others.  Read More

March 7, 2012

Tarell Alvin McCraney's New Play To Premiere at Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 2012-13 subscription season in Chicago will feature the world premiere of the Tina Landau-directed Steppenwolf commission Head of Passes by ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney.  Read More

March 4, 2012

I AM THEATRE: Michael John Garcés’

Theatre Communications Group's I AM THEATRE captures pivotal moments in the lives of theatre-makers in an online video series. This project will raise awareness for the theatre field and champion the diverse group of people who are creating, supporting, and engaging with theatre. TCG has graciously allowed New Dramatists to re-post videos related to our current resident playwrights, alumni and family of collaborators.  Read More

March 2, 2012

Dan LeFranc's New "Troublemaker" Will Play Berkeley Rep

Dan LeFranc
This content is sourced from Playbill.com.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's 2012-13 season in Berkeley, CA, will include the world premiere of Dan LeFranc's comedy and the West Coast premiere of David Henry Hwang's Chinglish, the Tony Award-winning company announced on March 1.

March 1, 2012

March 2012 at New Dramatists

Director of Development Christie Brown gives you the low down on what's happening at New Dramatists during the month of March. Come on down to the Church and join us.  Read More