Playwrights

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May 13, 2020

Miss Littlewood: Q&A with playwright and composer Sam Kenyon

Find out more about the Miss Littlewood, written and composed by Sam Kenyon!
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May 5, 2020

Michael Patrick and Oisín Kearney on My Left Nut

Michael Patrick and Oisín Kearney discuss writing My Left Nut and The Alternative.
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April 15, 2020

Spun: Q&A with playwright Rabiah Hussain

Author Rabiah Hussain shares the inspiration behind Spun, a story the evolution of a friendship, and also offers a few tips to those wanting to stage it!
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March 17, 2020

The Irish Curse 2.0: The Diverse Curse

Playwright Martin Casella discusses rewriting his play, The Irish Curse, for more diverse casting and a wider audience. The raucous five-character comedy deals with male body image, what makes a man a man, and what the hell masculinity really is.
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February 28, 2020

COOKIES: Q&A with playwright Emily Jenkins

Playwright Emily Jenkins discusses working with students to create COOKIES and gives advice for anyone wanting to license the play too.
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February 17, 2020

3Women: a Q&A with Katy Brand

Comedian, author, actor and playwright Katy Brand talks about her debut play.
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February 17, 2020

Little Miss Burden: Q&A with Matilda Feyiṣayọ Ibini

Writer Matilda Ibini chats to us about bringing her own poignant and incredibly funny story to life on stage.
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December 3, 2019

Edgar Degas, New Orleans, and Germany: Playwright Rosary O’Neill Lectures via Fulbright

Playwright Rosary O’Neill discusses her recent trip to Bonn, Germany as part of her work with Fulbright and discusses Degas’ shrouded ties to The Big Easy.
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September 23, 2019

Playwright Interview: David Wood

David Wood talks about writing for young audiences and young performances, adapting Roald Dahl’s tales for the stage, and working on the West End production of The Go-Between with Richard Taylor.
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September 10, 2019

The In-Betweenness

Octavio Solis, born in El Paso, Texas, to two Mexican immigrants, is quintessentially American — except he isn’t. Solis explores the “in-betweenness” of his Mexican-American identity and its impact on his storytelling.
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September 10, 2019

The Biograph Girl: Warner Brown on Bringing Hollywood to the Stage

Warner Brown talks about the inspiration and productions of his musical, co-written with David Heneker, The Biograph Girl.
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July 30, 2019

Judy and End of the Rainbow: Playwright Peter Quilter from Stage to Screen

Playwright Peter Quilter chats about his first Broadway play, End of the Rainbow, and its journey to the silver screen in Judy.
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April 6, 2017

Award-Winning Playwright, 17, Shines Spotlight on Marginalized People

17 year-old Phanesia Pharel was a first-place playwright at the Florida State Festival and has won some of the biggest awards for playwriting.
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March 16, 2015

Forgiveness and Self-Acceptance: A GREAT WILDERNESS

Concord Theatricals playwright and former employee of Samuel French, Julia Izumi, breaks down Samuel D. Hunter’s A Great Wilderness.
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January 22, 2015

THE FEW: A Gritty, Moving Homecoming

This 2015 article from the Samuel French archives breaks down Samuel D. Hunter’s The Few, diving into what’s compelling about the play, and why you might want to produce it in this moment. Read on for a quick overview on the touching piece.
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November 2, 2014

Murder with Grace: A Jane Austen Inspiration

Playwright Leon Kaye explains the genesis of his dark comedy, in which two women plot to murder an insufferable girl who hopes to marry into their family.
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