Q&A

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February 10, 2024

How Black Mothers Say I Love You: A Conversation with Playwright Trey Anthony

How Black Mothers Say I Love You, Trey Anthony’s heartfelt examination of Black womanhood and family, explores identity, loss and mother/daughter relationships. We connected with the playwright to discuss her inspirations behind and within this powerful and touching play.
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November 28, 2023

We Walk Into a Bank: Q&A with Roxy Cook

Follow playwright Roxy Cook into the fantastical world of A Woman Walks Into a Bank – a powerful portrayal of a country in crisis inspired by childhood fairytales and winner of the 2023 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award.
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Featured image for “On Aging with Grace: A Conversation with Birthday Candles author Noah Haidle”
November 22, 2023

On Aging with Grace: A Conversation with Birthday Candles author Noah Haidle

Birthday Candles, playwright Noah Haidle’s look at one woman’s experience with aging over the course of a century, explores the act of baking a cake as a metaphor for growing old. We touched base with playwright Haidle to discuss the special ingredients hidden within his latest work.
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October 11, 2023

Bringing Our Town to His City: An Interview with Michel Hausmann

In November 2017, Thornton Wilder’s beloved tale of Grover’s Corners came to life in Miami, Florida as Our Town (Multilingual), presented in English, Spanish and Creole. We sat down with Miami New Drama’s founder and Artistic Director, Michel Hausmann, to discuss infusing his theatre’s community into a classic.
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October 10, 2023

Marvin Hamlisch: Looking Back at the Legendary Composer’s Life and Looking Forward to Celebrating His Legacy

To celebrate 80 years of Hamlisch, we join the iconic composer’s closest family and collaborators to discuss his enduring legacy.
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September 27, 2023

Aliens with Extraordinary Skills: An Interview with Playwright Saviana Stanescu

Saviana Stanescu’s fictional dark comedy about immigration, street clowns and the American Dream premiered off-Broadway in 2008. To celebrate the play’s 15th anniversary, we sat down with the playwright to discuss her work and its enduring relevance.
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September 14, 2023

Mr. Burns Turns 10: An Interview with Playwright Anne Washburn

Mr. Burns – a post-electric play, Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy featuring music by Michael Friedman, premiered off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons on September 15, 2013. Ten years after the play’s auspicious opening, we caught up with the playwright to discuss The Simpsons, humor, fear, community and the power of storytelling.
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August 16, 2023

Geek! Turns 10: A Conversation with Playwright Crystal Skillman

Geek!, Crystal Skillman’s hilarious and fast-paced comedy-drama about the dynamic world of cosplay, premiered in New York City in 2013. To celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary, we caught up with the playwright to discuss the play’s inspiration, themes and enduring appeal.
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June 14, 2023

Stumped! Catching Up with Playwright Shomit Dutta

We caught up with playwright Shomit Dutta to discuss his first play, Stumped, an insight into a game of cricket with playwrights Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter.
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Featured image for “Checking in at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Q&A with author Deborah Moggach”
April 12, 2023

Checking in at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Q&A with author Deborah Moggach

Deborah Moggach, the author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, talks with us about the stage adaptation of the Sunday Times bestselling book and beloved film starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighty.
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April 4, 2023

Sleepova with Author Matilda Feyiṣayọ Ibini

Join our sleepover with author Matilda Feyiṣayọ Ibini to discuss her new play Sleepova; a frank, funny coming-of-age ode to black women. Get comfy and read Matilda’s thoughts on the play, its characters and her advice for young queer Black women.
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February 15, 2023

My Brother’s Keeper: Q&A with Author Mahad Ali

We chatted with playwright Mahad Ali about the inspirations and the characters of his debut play, My Brother’s Keeper, about two refugee brothers who arrive in a small British seaside town and discover love, pain and commmunity.
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December 9, 2022

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812: A Q&A with Composer Dave Malloy

On October 16, 2012, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 premiered in New York City at Ars Nova. This year marks the show’s tenth anniversary – and in honor of the occasion, we sat down with Dave Malloy to chat about the show’s inspirations and journey across its multiple productions.
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November 9, 2022

Summer Camp Memories: A Q&A with the Authors of The Grown-Ups

We reached out to the authors of The Grown-Ups to talk about the original, outdoor production of their summer-camp play in 2021, and their recent remounts outside of New York.
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November 8, 2022

Guy Unsworth’s Take on Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

We spoke to playwright Guy Unsworth about his adaptation of the hit 1970s British sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em — the adaptation’s inspirations, the original show’s continued appeal and the experiences of working with the original show’s creator late Raymond Allen.
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October 31, 2022

A Conversation with the Creators of ELEANOR – An American Love Story

Eleanor – An American Love Story chronicles the remarkable journey of Eleanor Roosevelt, the shy, insecure aristocrat who was destined to become First Lady of the World. We spoke to the musical’s creators about the show’s inspiration, development and continued appeal.
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September 20, 2022

Reimagining Shakespeare for the Modern Stage: Q&A with Author Andrew Shepherd

The Bard’s classic and timeless characters have been reimagined by author Andrew Shepherd in his epic, romantic, tragic, sci-fi comedy, The Shakespeare Conspiracy. In this conversation, Shepherd shares his love of Shakespeare and explains the creative process behind his ‘real’ and ‘theatre’ worlds.
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September 12, 2022

A Conversation with Playwright Charlie Josephine

We interviewed playwright Charlie Josephine for their latest works – the critically acclaimed I, Joan and Monologues for ‘Others’. Find out more their inspirations and creative process behind these titles.
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July 25, 2022

How To Be Brave: Q&A with Siân Owen

Siân Owen’s one-woman play follows Katie’s adventure around Newport with a stolen BMX. We spoke to Owen about her monologue, her inspirations and her relationship to Newport.
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July 13, 2022

Puffs: A Charming Chat with Author Matt Cox

It’s been five years since the off-Broadway premiere of Puffs! To celebrate, we had a chat with playwright Matt Cox about how the show was written and staged for the first time, and the enduring impact it’s had on audiences worldwide.
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Featured image for “Bully No More! – A Conversation with Creator Elaine Davida Sklar”
July 5, 2022

Bully No More! – A Conversation with Creator Elaine Davida Sklar

Bully No More! explores the repercussions of bullying and celebrates the power of individuals to band together and stand up for what’s right. An updated 2022 version of the musical is now available, so we spoke to the show’s creator about its themes and impact.
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Featured image for “Sex Cells: A Conversation with Playwright Anna Longaretti”
June 27, 2022

Sex Cells: A Conversation with Playwright Anna Longaretti

Sex Cells, a funny and poignant play set in the busy call centre for a sex toy manufacturer, has delighted audiences worldwide since its London debut in 2013. Playwright Anna Longaretti discusses the play, its themes and its continued relevance.
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Featured image for “10,000 Performances and Counting: A Conversation with Playwright David Tristram”
June 22, 2022

10,000 Performances and Counting: A Conversation with Playwright David Tristram

David Tristram is one of the UK’s most popular playwrights – his comedies have been performed more than 10,000 times by professional and amateur companies worldwide. We caught up with the man behind the mask to learn more.
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June 10, 2022

May Queen: A Conversation with Playwright Frankie Meredith

Playwright Frankie Meredith, author of May Queen, discusses her play, her inspirations and her relationship to Coventry.
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May 12, 2022

A Place for We: A Q&A with Playwright Archie Maddocks

Playwright Archie Maddocks, author of the bittersweet comedy A Place For We, discusses the play, his artistic influences, and his dual roles as playwright and stand-up comedian.
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May 3, 2022

A Q&A with Porcelain Author Margaret Perry

An interview with the playwright Margaret Perry, whose play Porcelain premiered at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in 2018.
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April 22, 2022

The Grinning Man: A Conversation With the Creative Team

The hit musical The Grinning Man is a fairy tale love story streaked with pitch-black humour, lashings of Gothic horror and swashbuckling adventure. The show’s creators discuss the show’s development, themes and message.
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Featured image for “Agnes of God: A Conversation with Author John Pielmeier”
March 10, 2022

Agnes of God: A Conversation with Author John Pielmeier

Agnes of God, John Pielmeier’s taut, compelling three-character drama about a young nun accused of murdering her newborn, premiered on Broadway in 1982. Forty years later, the writer answers our questions about the play, faith and mystery.
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February 28, 2022

Ruthless! A Q&A with Joel Paley and Marvin Laird

Ruthless!, the outrageous and hilarious off-Broadway sensation, premiered at the Players Theatre on March 13, 1992. Co-creators Joel Paley and Marvin Laird celebrate the show’s 30th anniversary in a conversation about talent, ambition, tap shoes… and homicide.
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February 17, 2022

Crazy For You® at 30: An Interview with Librettist Ken Ludwig

Crazy For You®, the hit Broadway musical featuring a trunkload of Gershwin tunes, premiered on Broadway 30 years ago, in 1992. Book writer Ken Ludwig discusses the musical’s development, history and enduring appeal.
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Featured image for “Community and Growth: A Conversation with 26 Pebbles author Eric Ulloa”
January 27, 2022

Community and Growth: A Conversation with 26 Pebbles author Eric Ulloa

26 Pebbles, playwright Eric Ulloa’s powerful response to the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, premiered at the Human Race Theatre in Ohio in February 2017. Five years later, we caught up with Ulloa to discuss the play’s development and legacy.
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January 11, 2022

The Story of a Friendship: Jack Heifner on Vanities

Jack Heifner’s Vanities, a bittersweet comedy astutely chronicling the lives of three Texas girls, remains provocative, stimulating and hilarious nearly half a century after its creation. We spoke to the playwright about the show’s development and legacy.
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