Playwrights

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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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