Jordan Harrison is in previews for Doris to Darlene at Playwrights Horizons when we meet in the subterranean tearoom at Takashimaya, the Japanese department store in midtown. Here we are served a wide tray with an assortment of goodiesspiced nuts, vinegared rice with cucumber, dried pears dipped in chocolate. I joke that this tray is like his plays: many different elements arranged discretely and prepared with elaborate care.
A couple of years ago, playwright Lynn Rosen was certain that her play Washed Up On The Potomac was ready for production.
couple of years ago, playwright Lynn Rosen was certain that her play Washed Up On The Potomac was ready for production. In order to finish it, she “needed a rehearsal process.” In this moment, she encountered that catch-22 that so many playwrights face: there are things you can only learn about a play through a production process, but there are finite slots in professional theaters for production. Inspired by a recent spate of peers producing their own plays, she decided to take matters into her own hands.