Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Playwright: Sigrid Gilmer, 2008

Playwright: Sigrid Gilmer, 2008

2008 Ohio Theatre, Clubbed Thumb Festival

The Play SLAVEY


DAY 11.

SMITH HOUSE. KITCHEN.

Ted stands.
Nora is seated at the table. She consults a list. There is a small rectangular box in front of her.
Sonny is seated at the counter with his face in a bowl of cereal.
NORA. First we have to put your collar on. Now don't tense up, they are much improved. It looks just like a platinum choker.
See. Kneel down please.
Ted kneels.
Nora, with slow absentminded seduction, puts the collar around Ted’s neck.
NORA. Except this choker gives off 100,000 volts of electric shock, if you stray from the property or it can also be detonated by remote control. Of course Robert and I have one.
Sonny yelps with glee.

NORA. What has mommy said? Not until you're 12.

Solitary Man Crossing West End Ave, 2018

Solitary Man Crossing West End Ave, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

8 Selected Playwright Portraits, 2006-2018

 Amena Henry, 2018
 Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2017
Daniel Alexander Jones
Milo Cramer, 2017
Mwaluko Nanna Hadikwa, 2006
Olivia Dufault, 2016
Tarell Alvin McCraney 2009
Taylor Mac, 2009

Friday, September 7, 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018

Playwright Geraldine Inoa, at the Flea Theater, 2018


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Playwright Geraldine Inoa, at the Flea Theater, 2018

Scraps
by Geraldine Inoa
Directed by Niegel Smith 

CAST
Calvin......................................................................Michael Oloyede
Jean-Baptiste................................................................Roland Lane
Adriana ..........................................................................Tanyamaria
Aisha (Fight Captain)......................................Alana Raquel Bowers
Sebastian....................................................................... Bryn Carter
Cop..........................................................................Andrew Baldwin
Cop U/S......................................................................Chris Garofalo
Calvin U/S, Jean-Baptiste U/S................................Kieron J. Anthony
Aisha U/S, Adriana U/S............................................Camille Upshaw
Sebastian U/S ................................................................Ure Egbuho

Ao Li Scenic Design, Andy Jean Costume Design,C Kate Mcgee Lighting Design, Dina Vovsi Assistant Director, Taylor Poer Stage Manager










Thursday, August 30, 2018

Playwright Amina Henry, The Jack Theater, Brooklyn, 2018

Playwright Amina Henry, The Jack Theater, Brooklyn, 2018

Hunter John and Jane

by Amena Henry

Performers: Erin Cherry*, Bob Jaffe*, Madelyn McCray*, Jenson Smith*, Daniel Kublick*, Carolyn Holding*, Ugo Chukwu*, Jane Bradley* (* indicates member of Actors Equity Association)

Director: Sash Bischoff
Set Design: Brett Banakis
Lighting Design: Jamie Roderick
Costume Design: David Crowley
Composer: Jared Saltiel
Musician:  Jack Dentinger
Puppet Master: James Ortiz
Fight Choreographer: Esco Jouléy
Stage Management: Joel Andrew Cote

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Playwright Portrait, Young Jean Lee, Excerpt from Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals


The Playwright Young Jean Lee, 2007


GROUNDWORK OF THE METAPHYSIC OF MORALS:

FAH LO SEE:
Everything is fairly clear and straightforward, like on a balcony in bare feet with the stone of the balcony against your face, shot in the back, fallen to the ground with an arrow sticking out of your head.

And I’m sorry to have been such a disappointment to you. I mean that sincerely. But I also feel kind of like, fuck you.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Lens Culture Feedback Playwright Portrait Project

Peter Bellamy | LensCulture

Monday, August 6, 2018

The Book of Common Prayer (17. For Church Musicians and Artists)

From The Book of Common Prayer 
(17. For Church Musicians and Artists)

O God, whom saints and angels delight to worship in heaven: Be ever present with your servants who seek through art and music to perfect the praises offered by your people on earth; and grant to them even now glimpses of your beauty, and make them worthy at length to behold it unveiled for evermore; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Playwright Kate Scelsa, Elevator Repair Service, Abrons Arts Center, Playhouse, 2018

Playwright Kate Scelsa, Elevator Repair Service, Abrons Arts Center, Playhouse
2018

Everyone's Fine with Virginia Woolf
By Kate Scelsa
Directed by John Collins

ENSEMBLE
Featuring Lindsay Hockaday, Mike Iveson, Vin Knight, April Matthis, Annie McNamara  

Stage Manager Maurina Lioce
Set Designer Louisa Thompson
Costume Designer Kaye Voyce
Lighting Designer Ryan Seelig
Sound Designer Ben Williams
Properties Designer Amanda Villalobos
Technical Director Aaron Amodt
Production Manager Liz Nielsen
Producer Ariana Smart Truman
Associate Producer Lindsay Hockaday

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Playwright Will Arbery,, Clubbed Thumb at The Wild Project Stage 2018

Playwright Will Arbery, Clubbed Thumb at The Wild Project Stage 2018


Plano

written by Will Arbery
directed by Taylor Reynolds

with: Brendan Dalton, Crystal Finn, Susannah Flood, Ryan King, Cesar J. Rosado, Mary Shultz and Miriam Silverman.
Daniel Zimmerman (set design), Stephanie Levin (costume design), Isabella Byrd (lighting design), Mark Van Hare (sound design), Kelly Bartnik (choreography) and Kristy Bodall (production stage manager)

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Playwright Angela Hanks, Clubbed Thumb at The Wild Project Stage 2018

Playwright Angela Hanks, Clubbed Thumb at The Wild Project Stage
 2018

Wilder Gone

written by Angela Hanks
directed by Margot Bordelon

with: Toni Ann DeNoble, Crystal Dickinson, Washington Kirk, Nicole Lewis, Christopher Livingston, Hubert Point-Du Jour and Markita Prescott.
Reid Thompson (set design), Beth Goldenberg (costume design), Marie Yokoyama (lighting design), Kate Marvin (sound design), Rick V. Moreno (production stage manager)

Friday, July 27, 2018

Playwright Chiara Atik, 2018 Ensemble Studio Theater

Playwright Chiara Atik, 2018
Ensemble Studio Theater
Bump

Written by Chiara Atik; Directed by Claudia Weill
Cast:Gilbert Cruz, Adriana Sananes, Ana Nogueira, Lucy DeVito, Jenny O'Hara, Kelly Anne Burns, Kelli Lynn Harrison, Erica Lutz, Kristen Adele, Laura Ramadei, Susan Hyon and Jonathan Randell Silver

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Artist Lee Sherry, 1985

The Artist Lee Sherry,1985(1947-2012)


Tribute By David Reed


I am sad to report the news that the painter Lee Sherry has died. Lee went to Reed College with David Reed, Leslie Scalapino, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Nina Wiener, and James Sherry, whom she later married. A marvellous painter, Lee had solo shows in the 1970s at the Susan Caldwell Gallery (NY).  She designed ROOF magazine, where she was also the art editor. In addition, Lee designed a number of early Roof Books covers. She had significant relationships with the artist Porfirio DiDonna (1942-1986) and the poet Peter Seaton (1942-2010). She wrote a piece in tribute to Porfirio DiDonna for M/E/A/N/I/N/G #1 (1986) and wrote an essay, "Painting the Painting" for L=A=N-G=U=A=G=E #12 (1980). She is survived by her father and step-mother Bernard and Jane Sahlins. Her mother, Fritzie Sahlins, who with Bernard Sahlins was a founder of the legendary Chicago improvisational troupe Second City, died in 1991.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018