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In Dialogue

Unraveling Realities with Christopher Chen

I’d say the main journey in all of my plays is a digging process, where a reality is presented, and we see below that, and then we see below that. With The Headlands, it’s the genre of a mystery, so there is inherently going to be a process where you dig to solve the mystery. But, yeah, I always like to challenge myself to find ways of making that digging and uncovering process as visceral as possible. That’s why I write plays, in a bigger spiritual sense, in order to uncover more about the world and challenge myself to see the world in a different way. So it’s the process itself that I want to capture, because it’s kind of a sacred process, this uncovering and digging process. 

In Search of the Fandango

I was not about to miss an opportunity to attend a real fandango. I was ready to show off my mad zapateado skills. But in reality, I was about to be schooled on what they are all about—what they really do, and what they truly mean.

In Conversation

Motherhood in the Raw: Medea
Simon Stone with Ivan Talijancic

Stone returns to New York with his highly anticipated production of Medea. Originally staged in 2014 with Dutch actors at Ivo van Hove’s Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, the New York version, presented at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, features Rose Byrne and Bobby Canavale. After an early January rehearsal, the intrepid writer/director answered my questions about his current production and his recent works.


The Brooklyn Rail

FEB 2020

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