ND News – March 2013

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March 27, 2013

One for All and All for One and Every Man for Himself

I take my title today from that great triumvirate of American philosophers: Moe, Larry, and Curly, known in poststructuralist circles as Les Trois Stooges. With unerring precision they captured the complicated essence of American life—and by extension American theatrical life—in their expert revision of the motto of Alexandre Dumas’ three Musketeers: “One for all and all for one.” To which the incisive Curly added, “And every man for himself.” Yes that’s my subject, the one and the all, for each other and for themselves. In the spirit of the Stooges, I will digress whenever possible, including now, before I get to the point.  Read More

March 19, 2013

Sibyl Kempson: The Push and Pull of Playwriting

Experimental theater too often gets a bad rap for being dour—weirdness and seriousness in equal measure. But what about humor? That factor may help explain why the plays of Sibyl Kempson, who can be both seriously weird and seriously funny, have gained such a following.  Read More

March 14, 2013

Artistic Director Todd London Publishes Writings from Inside the American Theater

Todd London's "The Importance of Staying Earnest: Writings from Inside the American Theater, 1988 - 2013"

In the theater, as New Dramatists artistic director Todd London reminds us, the difference between critics and artists is the power of Yes. A critic is the spirit that says No. An artist is the spirit that says Yes.  Read More

March 8, 2013

Larry Pine to Play Walt Disney in World Premiere of Lucas Hnath Play

Stage, screen and TV veteran Larry Pine will star as the iconic studio founder in the world premiere of Lucas Hnath's play A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney next month at New York's Soho Rep.  Read More

March 4, 2013

Resident Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney & Alum Stephen Adly Guirgis Among Inaugural Windham Campbell Prize Winners

Playwrights Tarell Alvin McCraney, Stephen Adly Guirgis, and Naomi Wallace are among nine winners of the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes, a new award administered by Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscripts Library. Each of the winners will receive $150,000.  Read More