Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Portrait of Playwright Lemon Andersen, Red Hook, Brooklyn, 2012

Portrait of Playwright Lemon Andersen, Red Hook, Brooklyn, 2012

Reciting Hamlet on the street

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Portrait of Playwright Gabe McKinley, Peter Norton Space, 2012

Portrait of Playwright Gabe McKinley,  Peter Norton Space, 2012


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CQ/CX
By Gabe McKinley; directed by David Leveaux; sets by David Rockwell; costumes by Jess Goldstein; lighting by Ben Stanton; music and sound by David Van Tieghem; projections by Peter Nigrini and C. Andrew Bauer; production stage manager, Jenna Woods; production manager, Michael Wade; associate artistic director, Christian Parker; general manager, Jamie Tyrol. Presented by the Atlantic Theater Company, Neil Pepe, artistic director; Jeffory Lawson, managing director. At the Signature Theater Company’s Peter Norton Space, 555 West 42nd Street, Manhattan; (212) 279-4200; ticketcentral.com. Through March 11. Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes.
WITH: Larry Bryggman (Frank King), Peter Jay Fernandez (Gerald Haynes), Tim Hopper (Ben), Arliss Howard (Hal Martin), Kobi Libii (Jay Bennett), David Pittu (Junior), Steve Rosen (Jacob Sherman) and Sheila Tapia (Monica Soria).
Frank Rizzo is theater critic of The Hartford Courant.CQ/CX

Monday, November 10, 2014

Portrait of Playwright Jose Rivera, The Rattlestick Theater, 2012

Portrait of Playwright Jose Rivera, The Rattlestick Theater, 2012


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“Massacre (Sing to Your Children)” runs through May 12 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, between West 11th and Perry Streets, West Village; (212) 279-4200, rattlestick.org.




Sunday, November 9, 2014

Portrait of Playwright Rajiv Joseph, Second Stage, 2011

Portrait of Playwright Rajiv Joseph, Second Stage, 2011

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GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES
By Rajiv Joseph; directed by Scott Ellis; sets by Neil Patel; costumes by Jeff Mahshie; lighting by Donald Holder; sound by Ryan Rumery; music by Gwendolyn Sanford and Brandon Jay; production stage manager, Barclay Stiff; stage manager, Davin De Santis; associate artistic director, Christopher Burney; production manager, Jeff Wild; general manager, Don-Scott Cooper. Presented by Second Stage Theater, Carole Rothman, artistic director; Casey Reitz, executive director. At the Second Stage Theater, 305 West 43rd Street, Clinton; (212) 246-4422, 2st.com. Through Feb. 20. Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes.
WITH: Jennifer Carpenter (Kayleen) and Pablo Schreiber (Doug).

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Portrait of Playwright Emily Mann, McCarter Theatre, 2012

Portrait of Playwright Emily Mann, McCarter Theatre, 2012

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Portrait of Playwright Dan LeFranc, Playwrights Horizons, 2012

Portrait of Playwright Dan LeFranc, Playwrights Horizons, 2012


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The Big Meal
By Dan LeFranc; directed by Sam Gold; sets and costumes by David Zinn; lighting by Mark Barton; sound by Leah Gelpe; production manager, Christopher Boll; production stage manager, Alaina Taylor. Presented by Playwrights Horizons, Tim Sanford, artistic director; Leslie Marcus, managing director; Carol Fishman, general manager. At the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street, Clinton; (212) 279-4200, ticketcentral.com, playwrightshorizons.org. Through April 22. Running time: 1 hour 25 minutes.
WITH: David Wilson Barnes, Griffin Birney, Tom Bloom, Anita Gillette, Jennifer Mudge, Rachel Resheff, Cameron Scoggins, Phoebe Strole and Molly Ward.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Portrait of Playwright Nick Jones, 2011

Portrait of Playwright Nick Jones, 2011
at
Malmaison, residence of the late Roger Prigent (1923-2012)

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Trevor  
By Nick Jones

OLIVER
...all the exciting jobs go to the young ones. Plus, they prefer to work with chimps before their genitals become engorged.
TREVOR. I know I know. Then how do you do it then? How do you stay relevant after puberty? I mean, you still have a great career. I see all the costumes you get to wear.
OLIVER. Truthfully, it takes everything I got. To behave. at this age. But you’ve got to behave. you’ve got to.
TREVOR. I know. Sometimes I...I do things I’m not proud of. I knocked a cup over.
OLIVER. You shouldn’t knock cups over. you’ll never get ahead that way. You have to fight those urges.
TREVOR. It just seemed fun.
OLIVER. Of course it’s fun. you think I don’t know it’s fun? you think most days I wouldn’t rather just be going berserk, smashing watermelons and hurling clods of my own feces? Oh my god what a release that would be. But you’ll never get work that way. I knew a guy, worked in the Barnum Circus all-chimp production of Hamlet, started beating his trainer with a prop skull. you won’t be seeing him on stage again. People don’t understand that kind of humor. you’ve got to be able to sit still, and follow instructions.
TREVOR. I try. Sometimes I don’t understand the instructions.
OLIVER. Well if you can’t understand instructions, then just sit still and bear your gums so it looks like you’re smiling. Believe me, if you can just do that—if you can just behave—the world will open for you.