Category Archives: In the News

Naomi Wallace’s Theatre Of The Plague: More Riveting And Relevant Than Ever

Naomi Wallace’s Theatre Of The Plague: More Riveting And Relevant Than Ever by Giovanni Rodriguez
Exactly five weeks ago and one day, I posted the following on Facebook: “Now would be a good time to restage ONE FLEA SPARE.” I did this with three objectives in mind. First, I wanted to see what some of my theater friends thought about the story, which I believe is more relevant today than ever. The award-winning 1995 play was set in 1665, the first year of the great plague of London, and told the story of four people quarantined together for a month…

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This Thing of Darkness: Caliban and the Creature from Frankenstein – Shakespeare & Beyond

With Halloween on its way, Austin Tichenor, author of the play FRANKENSTEIN, explores parallels between Caliban from The Tempest and the Creature from Shelley’s Frankenstein. for the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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An Avant-Garde Theater Artist Gets Her Due

María Irene Fornés is being celebrated at MoMA and the Public Theater. Her colleagues and students reflect on her enduring legacy.

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Broadway Review: An ANGELS IN AMERICA That Soars on the Breath of Life

Marianne Elliott’s London-born production of Tony Kushner’s masterwork is blazingly reimagined with a cast including Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield.
Source: New York Times Review: An “Angels in America” That Soars on the Breath of Life

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Arabs and Muslims Onstage: Can We Unpack Our Baggage?

Check out BPPI playwright Yussef El Guindi’s thoughtful piece in the new issue of American Theatre.

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Matt Lyle Interview

Check out new BPPI playwright Adam Szymkowicz’s interview with up-and-coming BPPI playwright Matt Lyle: I Interview Playwrights Part 953 Matt Lyle

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London Revival of ANGELS IN AMERICA

The National Theater’s 25th-anniversary revival of ANGELS IN AMERICA in London has received a marvelous review in the The New York Times.

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PHOTO CREDIT: ​Maureen Sebastian and Raymond Lee in South Coast Repertory's 2015 world premiere of Vietgone by Qui Nguyen. Photo by Ben Horak/SCR.

Qui Nguyen Keeps It in the Family with VIETGONE

Qui Nguyen talks with director May Adrales about personal inspirations for his play VIETGONE in this month’s issue of American Theatre magazine.

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DGF Video Interview with Tony Kushner

The Dramatists Guild Fund’s invaluable Legacy Project series of video interviews now includes an interview with BPPI author Tony Kushner, which was shared with us by Seth Cotterman, DGF’s Director of Marketing & Outreach.

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Mac Wellman: An Outlier Tracing His Own Orbit

Senior editor of American Theatre Eliza Bent has just published a marvelous piece, with interview, on BPPI playwright Mac Wellman entitled “Mac Wellman: An Outlier Tracing His Own Orbit: How this dedicated follower of no fashion and avatar of alternatives to the well-made play keeps it weird.”

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