ND News – January 2012

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January 30, 2012

Lynn Nottage, Kristoffer Diaz to Speak at Launch of Cyber Narrative Project

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is set to host the launch of black women playwrights' group Cyber Narrative Project February 22, with New Dramatists' alum Lynn Nottage and current resident Kristoffer Diaz part of the festivities.  Read More

January 27, 2012


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

January 23, 2012

Young Jean Lee in Conversation

Young Jean Lee, playwright and director, talks with producer Caleb Hammons about her new work, The Untitled Feminist Show, now at the Baryshnikov Arts Center through February 4, 2012, as part of the COIL Festival. They discuss Young Jean’s approach to movement practice and the complications of naming and crediting a “Nearly Wordless Show.”  Read More

January 20, 2012

Deborah Stein and Suli Holum's "Chimera" is a Tribute to Stagecraft

When it comes to making something in the sense of loving, painstaking craftsmanship, it's rare to find theater artists who care as much about every step of the process and every detail of the work as Deborah Stein and Suli Holum, whose piece Chimera, co-presented by HERE at the Here Arts Center, is one of the most intriguing offerings in the Under the Radar Festival this year.  Read More

January 18, 2012

Marcus Gardley Rises (and Revises)

Playwright Marcus Gardley is having an August Wilson moment.  Read More

January 17, 2012

Todd London: In Search of the Artistic Home

The online journal HowlRound.com has asked theater artists from around the country to talk about their personal search for an artistic home. New Dramatists Artistic Director Todd London kicks off this new series.  Read More

January 16, 2012

Playwright Carlos Murillo Goes Viral

Playwright Carlos Murillo's dark play or stories for boys has been produced all across the country in recent years and is now receiving its Chicago premiere at Collaberaction Theatre. The play, which is based on a true story that was featured in the February 2005 issue of Vanity Fair magazine, explores the world of cyber manipulation.  Read More

January 11, 2012

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Announces "Tweet Up" for Jason Grote Play

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces its inaugural “Tweet Up” in conjunction with the World Premiere of Civilization (all you can eat) written by Jason Grote and directed by Howard Shalwitz. The goal of these efforts is to open up the rehearsal process of a new play for select audience members interested in strengthening their engagement with Woolly Mammoth.  Read More

January 7, 2012

Alabama Shakespeare Production of John Walch's "In the Book Of..." Raises Immigration Issue

Playwright John Walch could not have predicted that by the premiere date of In the Book Of... the state of Alabama would have passed a strict immigration law that is widely considered the toughest of its kind, requiring, among other provisions, that po­lice jail people who cannot prove they are in the country legally.  Read More

January 4, 2012

Artistic Director Todd London Talks New Plays With Hollins University

New Dramatists Artistic Director Todd London recently spoke at Hollins University about the sobering discussion presented in his book Outrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play.  Read More