ND News – October 2011

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October 31, 2011

Book Launch Party For Carson Kreitzer's New Play Collection

NoPassport Press and its Theatre & Performance Play Texts Series is proud to announce the publication of a new play collection SELF DEFENSE and other plays. To celebrate this event, Carson Kreitzer will read selections from her work at a NoPassport Press Book Launch Party & Salon, which will take place on November 3, 2011 at New Dramatists.  Read More

October 27, 2011

New Dramatists Seeks Spring 2012 Interns

The New Dramatists internship experience offers a unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of a professional, non-profit arts organization in New York City.  Read More

October 24, 2011

Interview with J.T. Rogers, Author of Blood and Gifts

Blood and Gifts is, at its core, a spy-versus-spy play, laced with black humor. Rogers gives us a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse, evoking the worlds of Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh. At the same time, we get a wonderfully comic set of richly drawn character studies. The play starts with a CIA agent arriving in Pakistan in 1981 to begin his mission -- covert funding of Afghan freedom fighters. We meet his English and Russian secret-service counterparts, Pakistani military officers, Afghan mujahideen, a US Senator and many others -- each with at least two faces.   Read More

October 22, 2011

Tony Winner Zoe Caldwell will Star in David Adjmi's Site-Specific Play at Soho Rep

Tony Award-winner Zoe Caldwell will welcome audiences for tea, sandwiches and lady fingers in the site-specific production of David Adjmi's Elective Affinities, which will begin performances Nov. 17 on the Upper East Side.  Read More

October 21, 2011

Full Stage USA Project Lempicka Gets a Cast for Work at ND

Recording artist and Broadway actress Shoshana Bean will play the title role in an invited reading of Lempicka, a musical by Carson Kreitzer and Matt Gould, commissioned by Yale Rep through the Full Stage USA program at New Dramatists, about the tumultuous life of art deco artist Tamara de Lempicka.  Read More

October 18, 2011

Todd London at the TCG and Dramatists Guild Conferences

New Dramatists Artistic Director Todd London gave keynote speeches this past summer at both the Theatre Communications Group and Dramatists Guild of America national conferences. Videos of those addresses, plus a Q & A from the DGA conference, are available to view on our YouTube channel.  Read More

October 14, 2011

Jenny Schwartz on God's Ear

A whirling, wordy play about grief springs up at Seymour Centre’s Reginald Theatre this month. The director of the Sydney production, Jonathan Wald, interviewed New York-based playwright Jenny Schwartz.  Read More

October 13, 2011

New Marcus Gardley Play to be Read at Hartford Stage

Marcus Gardley’s The House That Will Not Stand, a re-imagining of Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba will be featured as part of Hartford Stage's “Brand:NEW” play reading festival on Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The reading will be directed by Hartford's associate artistic director Hana S. Sharif.  Read More

October 11, 2011

Slovenes in the USA Interviews Stefanie Zadravec

It was only a few years ago that Stefanie Zadravec made her playwright debut as a contributing writer for The Fear Project. Since then she has been a rising star in the world of theater. Stefanie’s work has been recognized by numerous awards, of which some are listed on her webpage. But perhaps the best indicator of the quality of her work is the swiftness with which the production companies are putting her work on stage.  Read More

October 8, 2011

John Walch's "The Dinosaur Within" Opens at Boston Court

“Dinosaur footprints were stolen in the outback [in Australia],” says John Walch, explaining the genesis of his The Dinosaur Within, opening tonight at the Boston Court.  Read More

October 7, 2011

Adam Szymkowicz Interviews Taylor Mac

"My plays often squish genre's, styles, and forms together with the hope that by doing so I'll create work that honors (by acknowledging) the past and present but whose goal is to help dream the culture forward."  Read More

October 7, 2011

John Walch to Get World Premiere at Alabama Shakespeare Festival

The world premiere of In the Book Of... by ASF's playwright in residence John Walch will run January 5-22. In this contemporary reimagining of the Biblical tale of Ruth, two women, an Army lieutenant, and her Afghan immigrant friend settle in Mississippi, where they become the targets of a rampaging local conservative talk radio personality. Family, friendship, and the American Way are tested in this often funny, touching, and unforgettable story.  Read More

October 5, 2011

Lincoln Center to Present J.T. Rogers Play Beginning Oct. 27

Tickets are now on sale for J.T. Rogers' Blood and Gifts, starring Tony winner Jefferson Mays, at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, performances begin on October 27, with opening night set for November 21.  Read More