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Deborah Stein

DEBORAH STEIN is a playwright and director based in Los Angeles. With performer-creator Suli Holum, she is Co-Artistic Director of Stein | Holum Projects, a laboratory for interdisciplinary new work. Their play The Wholehearted will be seen in New York at Abrons Arts Center in March 2018.

In Dialogue

Jordan Harrison, Making Language Necessary

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 goodies—spiced 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.

DIVING IN: On the Pop-Up Theater Company The Pool and the Generous Act of Producing

A couple of years ago, playwright Lynn Rosen was certain that her play Washed Up On The Potomac was ready for production.

DIVING IN: On the Pop-Up Theater Company The Pool and the Generous Act of Producing

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.

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