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June 6, 2017

A New Kind of Epic: A Chat with Mac Rogers

What does an epic play look like in 2017? Mac Rogers’ three-part play has the answer.
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May 18, 2017

In Conversation: Rosary O’Neill’s DEGAS IN NEW ORLEANS

Degas in New Orleans is a powerful play by Rosary O’Neill that delves into the life of famous painter, Edgar Degas, during the years he spent in New Orleans.
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April 21, 2017

Traveling Master: A Chat with Playwright Steve Yockey

Learn more about Dramatists Guild Fund’s Traveling Masters Program with the talented, and humorous, playwright Steve Yockey.
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April 4, 2017

Forces of Nature, Family, and Faith

Playwright Clare Barron discusses the development of BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE and the search for meaningful things in life.
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March 24, 2017

An Exploration of Playwright Audrey Cefaly’s Work

Jack Cannon examines Audrey Cefaly’s gritty reality of the modern South and the universality of the Southern experience.
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February 27, 2017

Address to LEAP Playwriting Program (Learning Early About Playwriting) at Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre November 14, 2016

Beautiful address to playwrights from LEAP Playwright Program’s address in at November 2016.
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January 27, 2017

True and False: Harold Pinter’s HOMECOMING in a Post-Factual World

Harold Pinter was a playwright entrenched in politics, who held a firm view of truth and falsehoods. Knowing that, how do his plays hold up in today’s society?
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December 21, 2016

Writers Room with Topher Payne

Topher Payne is a playwright with complex truths that are often wrapped inside the crackling wit and slicing humor. Learn more about his style, work and 100-year-old house here.
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December 8, 2016

Playwright Rosary Hartel O’Neill Reflects on Paris

Learn more about playwright Rosary Hartel O’Neill’s recent visit to Paris, and her latest works DEGAS IN NEW ORLEANS and BECKETT AT GREYSTONES BAY.
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November 18, 2016

An Unrestrained Theatricality of Surprise and Delight: Yale’s James Bundy on Playwright Sarah Ruhl

We’re thrilled to share Yale Rep’s James Bundy’s beautiful remarks from the Samuel French Awards. A must read.
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November 18, 2016

We Write Because We Must: Remarks from Playwright Sarah Ruhl

We’re thrilled to share Sarah’s remarks from this past Monday night at the Steinberg Awards.. Don’t miss this read.
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October 20, 2016

Kooman & Dimond: A Writing Duo Unlike Any Other

In this beautiful piece, director John Simpkins describes his experience of working with Kooman & Dimond – and how it was unlike any other writer/director relationship he’s had.
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October 19, 2016

Leaving Us in the Light: The Power of Sarah Ruhl

What makes us clamor for Sarah Ruhl’s plays? In this touching essay, Profile Theatre explores why.
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October 19, 2016

A Sarah Rules Roundtable

Playwright Sarah Ruhl’s reach is far, from high school to community to professional theaters. Read more in this piece from our 2016 Samuel French Awards series.
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October 19, 2016

An Ode to Sarah Ruhl’s EURYDICE

How does the power of EURYDICE affect a high school? Read more in our 2016 Samuel French Awards series.
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October 15, 2016

Playwright Rosary O’Neill Soars in Paris

Rosary has many projects slated for the future and she intends for her work to promote international cooperation and world peace. See how her trip to Paris amazed and influenced her all the more
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October 14, 2016

Theatrical Licensing By Day, Playwrighting By Night: A Discussion with David Kimple

The balance of a day job and night job in the theatre has long been a challenge for many. Here, our Literary Supervisor sits down to chat with Samuel French’s Licensing Manager to discuss just how he keeps it all up.
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September 23, 2016

Visited by a Phantom

In her beautifully lyrical prose, playwright Adrienne Kennedy describes her experience with the great Edward Albee.
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September 22, 2016

Advice to Emerging Playwrights: Keep It Cheap (or How a Virtually Unknown Playwright Landed a World Premiere at a Major Regional Theatre)

How does a writer crack into the industry? Audrey Cefaly offers some wise (and hilarious) advice.
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September 22, 2016

Write Your One-Act Play: The Short Form as Thriving Medium

Why should playwrights care about one-acts? How do you break into the playwrighting world? Audrey Cefaly has had these same questions, and in this piece, she answers them.
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September 14, 2016

On His 100th birthday, The Magic That Was Roald Dahl

The much loved children’s author, Roald Dahl, would have been 100 on September 13. This month, we celebrate his contribution to theatre.
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September 1, 2016

From Stage to Screen: A Feature on Writer Sarah Treem

How do writers transition from stage to screen? How about maintaining both careers? Learn more in our latest series.
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September 1, 2016

From Stage to Screen: A Feature on Writer Bekah Brunstetter

How do writers transition from stage to screen? How about maintaining both careers? Learn more in our latest series.
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September 1, 2016

From Stage to Screen: A Feature on Writer Michael Golamco

How do writers transition from stage to screen? How about maintaining both careers? Learn more in our latest series.
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August 5, 2016

The Magical Age of Cinema: The Story of Mike Leigh

In 2015, Mike Leigh was honored with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Fellowship, a lifetime achievement award and the highest honor bestowed by the organization. Learn more about his life and work here.
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July 28, 2016

San Sebastian – A Short Story by Jethro Compton

SAN SEBASTIAN is a prequel to THE FRONTIER TRILOGY, three plays by Jethro Compton which debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last summer.
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July 19, 2016

Revisiting the Tenors

Why write a play using characters from an earlier written play? Ken Ludwig tells all, and shares how, in fact, it proved to be a complete joy.
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July 11, 2016

Playwright’s Perspective: MARJORIE PRIME

Where are the limits to what technology can replace? In this series from Playwrights Horizons, explore Jordan Harrison’s newest play, MARJORIE PRIME.
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July 11, 2016

PLANE LOVE and FringeNYC: An Interview with Playwright Rosary O’Neill

Award winning playwright, Rosary O’Neill discusses her experience at FringeNYC and the reasons why she chose to enter Plane Love.
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April 27, 2016

Women of THE SECRET GARDEN Talk Making History

THE SECRET GARDEN co-authors Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman sat down with stars Rebecca Luker and Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan to look back at the birth of a contemporary classic.
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April 25, 2016

“Come Spirit, Come Charm”: An Interview with Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon on the 25th Anniversary of THE SECRET GARDEN

Ben Coleman interviews Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, writers of The Secret Garden.
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April 5, 2016

Accepting the Call

Dominique Morisseau discusses writing for Keith Josef Adkins’ New Black Fest’s Facing Our Truth.
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