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Sibyl Kempson

Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag
written and directed by Sibyl Kempson
composed by Ashley Turba
musical direction by Gavin Price
dramaturgy by Jody McAuliffe

Sibyl Kempson

Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag
written and directed by Sibyl Kempson
composed by Ashley Turba
musical direction by Gavin Price
dramaturgy by Jody McAuliffe

Sibyl Kempson

composed by Ashley Turba-Fleming
musical direction by Gavin Price

An irrational musical contemplation of the ethical pitfalls of the collision of art and journalism. This is a story of an over-related family of sharecroppers mired in desperate poverty who are visited, interviewed, and photographed by two live-in reporters from the “big city.” With help from the journals of Symbolist painter Odilon Redon, The NEW American Machinists Handbook, and ancient Assyrian mythological seals from the JP Morgan collection, and then shoved into the strict alchemical procedure of the Broadway musical.

Sibyl Kempson

Pile of Pigs
by Sibyl Kempson
directed by Elena Araoz

Sibyl Kempson

Pile of Pigs
by Sibyl Kempson
directed by Elena Araoz

Sibyl Kempson

Pile of Pigs
by Sibyl Kempson
directed by Elena Araoz

July 22, 2013

Sibyl Kempson and John Collins in Conversation at Walker Art Center

Elevator Repair Service director John Collins and New Dramatists resident playwright Sibyl Kempson talk about their creative process, both in general and in the making of Fondly, Collette Richland.  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

Sibyl Kempson

River of Gruel, Pile of Pigs: The Requisite Gesture(s) of Narrow Approach by Sibyl Kempson

Sibyl will continue exploring her play in a one-day closed reading. This project is a collaboration between Sibyl and the representatives of four Austin, TX theatre companies (Physical Plant, Rubber Rep, Rude Mechs, and Salvage Vanguard Theater).

Learn more about Full Stage USA.

Sibyl Kempson

A closed reading of a play being developed in collaboration with Elevator Repair Service.

August 2, 2012

Catch Jason Grote and Sibyl Kempson at Performance Space 122 This Season

Jason Grote and Sibyl Kempson

New Dramatists resident playwrights Jason Grote and Sibyl Kempson are featured as part of the upcoming season at downtown Manhattan's popular Performance Space 122.  Read More

Sibyl Kempson

Notes From the Pig Pile: Austin Full Stage Work-in-Progress showing

River of Gruel: The Requirement(s) of Narrow Approach(es)

A humble offering to the wider population of the City of New York. After the first year of pig piling, the Austin Full Stage piece is a nascent but vast collection of unrelated objects AND WE WANT TO SHARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITES WITH YOU!

After private working sessions June 11 - 13, please join us for a public presentation on June 14.

Sibyl Kempson

Notes From the Pig Pile: Austin Full Stage Work-in-Progress showing

River of Gruel: The Requirement(s) of Narrow Approach(es)

A humble offering to the wider population of the City of New York. After the first year of pig piling, the Austin Full Stage piece is a nascent but vast collection of unrelated objects AND WE WANT TO SHARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITES WITH YOU!

This event is open to the public. Please call 212-757-6960 for reservations.

Sibyl Kempson

Sibyl Kempson will work in closed session on her Full Stage USA commission with a consortium of Austin, Texas theatres, including Austin Scriptworks, Fusebox Festival, Physical Plant Theater, Rubber Rep, the Rude Mechanicals, Salvage Vanguard and University of Texas at Austin.

Full Stage USA pairs New Dramatists residents with producing organizations nationwide.

Learn more about Full Stage USA.

This Full Stage USA project was made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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