Author Archives: Michael Q Fellmeth, Executive Director

María Irene Fornés, Writer of Spare, Poetic Plays, Dies at 88

Ms. Fornés won acclaim and awards for her experimental works. But her fellow playwrights often said her achievements far outstripped her fame.

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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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BPPI Author Joe Pintauro Has Passed Away

Longtime BPPI author Joe Pintauro has passed. The New York Times obituary may be found here: Joe Pintauro, Playwright Who Had Been a Priest, Dies at 87
New York Newsday: LI playwright Joe Pintauro dies at 87
Playbill: Playwright Joe Pintauro Dies at 87

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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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Shakespeare’s LONG LOST FIRST PLAY

Check out the piece in American Theatre on WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (abridged) by the merry bards of BPPI, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, available soon from the BPPI website.
Dueling-Fairy Fan Fiction From the Reduced Shakespeare Company

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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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BPPI Author A. R. Gurney Has Passed Away

Longtime BPPI author A. R. Gurney, “Pete” to those who knew him, has passed on. The New York Times obituary may be found here: A. R. Gurney, Playwright Who Explored Upper-Crust Anxieties, Dies at 86
A follow-up piece by Ben Brantley appears here: A Patrician Older Gentleman Morphs Into an Angry Young Man

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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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