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Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Playwright John Guare

The Playwright John Guare
Landscape of the Body
Signature Theater 2006
Sets: Allen Moyer
directed by Michael Greif,
cast members: Paul Sparks (Captain Marvin Holahan), Bernard White (Raulito), Stephen Scott Scarpulla (Bert), Paul Iocono (Donny), Jill Shackner (Joanne), Colby Minifie (Margie), Brian Sgambati (Masked Man/Dope King of Providence/others)
New band members: Ernie Adzentoivich (Bass), Mike Cohen (Reeds) and Richard Huntley (Percussion)
Costume Design: Miranda Hoffman
Lighting Design: Howell Binkley
Sound Design: Brett R. Jarvis
Fight Direction: Rick Sordelet
Running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes with 1 intermission

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Portraits of God in the Wilderness

God in the Olympics, Olympic National Park,
Sun on the Mountain, North Cascade National Park
Creek Sun in the Great Basin, Great Basin National Park

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Portrait of John Collins, Artistic Director of Elevator Repair Service, 2015

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John Collins, Artistic Director of Elevator Repair Service,
Set of The Sound and The Fury, By William Faulkner 
Martinson Hall, The Public Theater, 2015

Credits Created and Performed by Elevator Repair Service; Text by William Faulkner; Directed by John Collins
Cast Featuring Daphne Gaines, Rosie Goldensohn, Mike Iveson, Vin Knight, Aaron Landsman, Randolph Curtis Rand, Greig Sargeant, Kaneza Schaal, Pete Simpson, Susie Sokol, Lucy Taylor, Tory Vazquez and Ben Williams
  • Set Designer David Zinn
  • Lighting Designer Mark Barton
  • Sound Designer Matt Tierney
  • Costume Designer Colleen Werthmann
  • Projections by Eva von Schweinitz
  • Dance Director Katherine Profeta
  • Choreographed by The ERS Ensemble
  • Stage Manager Maurina Lioce
  • Assistant Stage Manager  Bridget Balodis
  • Production Manager David Nelson
  • Associate Producer Lindsay Hockaday
  • Producer Ariana Smart Truman
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Happy anniversary to my wife Lisa

Happy anniversary to my wife Lisa

Love, Peter

Monday, October 26, 2015

Portfolio of 10 Playwright Portraits

Julia Jarcho

Nick Jones

Cynthia Hopkins 

 Lemon Anderson
 Elizabeth Swados
Tony Kushner

 Dael Orlandersmith
 Maria Fornes
 Neil LaBute
David Greenspan

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Playwright Sibyl Kempson, Abrons Art Center, 2015

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The Playwright Sibyl Kempson, Abrons Art Center, 2015
actress Sarah Willis
dog Rey Williams

7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co
Writing/Direction: Sibyl Kempson
Cast: Rolls Andre, Becca Blackwell, Eleanor Hutchins, Robert Johanson, Lavish Miller,Gavin Price, Tanya Selvaratnam, Amanda Villalobos, Sarah Willis
Band: Ellery Royston & Johnny Gasper, Music: Ashley Turba, Stage Management: Eryk Aughenbaugh, Dramaturgy: Jody McAuliffe, Eryk Aughenbaugh, Choreography: David Neumann,  Set & Costumes: Suzanne Bocanegra, Sound Designer: Ellery Royston, Lighting: Sarah Lurie,  Construction: Brendan Regimbal, Laurena Allan, Producer: Meredith Boggia

Film hand-developed by photographer/Photograph taken with Hasselblad film camera.

Hi, Peter -

This looks great. One correction: Rey's name (the dog) is spelled Rey. Rey Williams. Not Ray. Thank you!

Here's the quote (from the character Tory played by Eleanor Hutchins):

"This never happened to me. And yet at the same time

I remember it! … and I get there, or here? and it’s all marble,

and it’s crumbling down.

It’s a huge monument,

of some kind, and with big pieces and it’s like. Really intimidating.

BIG pieces.

And two things happened to me there.

#1.) I came to know God.

#2.) I came to no god."

If you need a shorter one, you can use:

"And two things happened to me there.

#1.) I came to know God.

#2.) I came to no god."

Thank you!

Best of luck with it!

Sibyl Kempson
Playwright, Teacher, Artistic Director

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

The Playwright Horton Foote

The Playwright Horton Foote 


I’m older by twenty years than the mulatto, Maude Jenkins,
but I’ve outlived so many, I might outlive her. Who will
come to her funeral? There will be lots of Jenkins there,
because they are still thick in the country and the blacks
will come from everywhere from all the bottoms and the
prairies, out of curiosity if nothing else.
(a pause)
And I’d like to go just to get a look at her after all these
years. But I couldn’t, of course, even if I was still alive
(a pause)
“The Angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a
man that’s wakened out of his sleep.”
(a pause)
“The Angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a
man that’s wakened out of his sleep.”
(a pause)
What was the name of Mr. Frohman’s theater? The Empire.
It was across the street from the Metropolitan Opera House.
They’re both torn down I read somewhere. I attended them
both. Many times. I loved New York. I loved Paris. I
loved Algiers. I loved Rome. I loved...Egypt. Not, Egypt,
Texas, but Egypt. Egypt...Magic, Egypt. I used to tell
Hunter that when I died I wanted to be cremated and have my
ashes taken to one of the beautiful places I’d known as a
young woman. But now, I don’t care. Who is there left to
take my ashes anywhere? Anyway, they have a place for my
body between Hunter’s grave and my two girls and that’s where
I’ll end. In a coffin in Egypt. This Egypt. Out on the
prairie. And in the spring our graves will be covered with
the wildflowers, with primroses and Indian blankets and blue