Our Town 2007: Colin Denby Swanson’s Atomic Farmgirl

Theater

Colin Denby Swanson’s Atomic Farmgirl paints Fairfield, Washington as the epitome of one vision of the American West. It’s farm country, a land of clear, blue sky and limitless fields filled with wheat, barley, cows and horses; a peaceful place where humans, animals and crops live closely and depend on each other in a way that seems old-fashioned, lost in time.

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brothers Size

Theater

Every play’s run blends repetition and novelty: night after night, actors run through well-rehearsed motions and speech in the hopes of thereby awakening something unrepeatable, a shared moment existing only in this room, with this audience.

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Peering in at the Zoo: Adam Rapp and Gina Gionfriddo on American Theater

Theater

Gina Gionfriddo: You have been for me—at a couple different points—the person who kept me writing for the theater. We were at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference twice together, in 2001 and 2003, and I was having a really hard time making the leap from workshops and grants to actual productions. I was incredibly discouraged.

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