Playwright Buzz

February 19, 2015

7 Daughters of Eve launch ceremony Monday, April 6th at CUNY Segal Center

Afternoon and evening retrospective and readings of future work to launch Sibyl Kempson's new performance company, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co.

February 19, 2015

LET US NOW PRAISE SUSAN SONTAG to open April 28 at Abrons Arts Center, NYC

The inaugural production of Sibyl Kempson's new performance company, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co.

An irrational musical contemplation of the ethical pitfalls in the collision of art and journalism.
This is a story of an extended family of sharecroppers mired in desperate poverty, who are visited, interviewed and photographed by two live-in reporters from the “big city.”

January 6, 2015

LET US NOW PRAISE SUSAN SONTAG reading at ND Fri 1/9 3pm

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

October 26, 2014

Baker, Jacobs-Jenkins, Kempson, Posner & Washburn at CUNY Segal Center on Thurs 10/30!

RE: (no subject): An Ongoing Conversation between Playwrights - 6:30pm

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March 31, 2014

Full Stage USA Austin commission FROM THE PIG PILE: THE REQUISITE GESTURE(S) OF NARROW APPROACH opens April 3 at Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin, TX.

Directed by Jenny Larson and Shawn Sides.

Performances run April 3rd- 19th 2014

April 3rd -13th Thursday- Sunday night at 8pm
April 17th- 18th at 8pm and April 19th at 7pm as part of the Fusebox Festival

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An interactive journey across a vast landscape of associated histories, FROM THE PIG PILE features original music by Graham Reynolds, puppetry by Connor Hopkins, dancing, marauding by Todd London, a Yeahoh sighting and enough champagne for everyone.

January 24, 2014


Still at 3pm, at New York Theatre Workshop.
79 East 4th Street, NYC
Third Floor.

KYCKLING AND SCREAMING is an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's THE WILD DUCK, takes place in the faux-forested attic that we never see in Ibsen's play, and is told from a Strindbergian-Hamsunian perspective. Please note: the word "kyckling" is Swedish for "chicken."

January 9, 2014

From the Pig Pile: The Requisite Gesture(s) of Narrow Approach

FROM THE PIG PILE opens April 3, 2014 at Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin, TX.
Check out the trailer:

(Yes, that is Todd London.)

November 3, 2013

ICH, KüRBISGEIST at New York Live Arts thru Nov 9!

Big Dance Theater's production returns by demand of the populace, this year to New York Live Arts (formerly DTW).
Through Saturday November 9th - tickets still available for some shows! Don't miss the fuggly goodness.
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January 2, 2012

New Work with Elevator Repair Service

Sibyl Kempson begins work on a new collaboration with Elevator Repair Service Theater in January.
There will be three presentations of their progress on Saturday, March 3 at 2pm, and on Sunday, March 4 at 2pm and 7pm. Location TBD. More info to come!

January 2, 2012

Restless Eye

Sibyl provides text for choreographer David Neumann's latest work, Restless Eye, at New York Live Arts (formerly Dance Theater Workshop), with his Advanced Beginner Group. There will be two work-in-progress showings for APAP on Saturday, January 7th at 5:30pm and Sunday, January 8th at 2:00pm.

The full production will premiere at New York Live Arts March 24 - April 1.

January 2, 2012

Ich, KürbisGeist

Big Dance Theater will present an excerpt of their work on Ich, KürbisGeist Tuesday, January 10th at 3:30pm at Abrons Arts Center. A full production will be presented at the Chocolate Factory in Fall 2012.