Daniel Talbott has just gotten back to New York. Hes a bit tired, a bit jet-lagged. All understandable. The artistic director of Rising Phoenix Rep and the writer of Slipping (which begins previews at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater on July 28th), Daniels just finished a turn as Frank Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor in St. Louis
Usually when someone writes a cycle of plays, the plays eventually get performed sequentially or in repertory, by a single company, in a single theater, under a single director. But rarely is a cycle of plays produced simultaneously thanks to a theatrical vision that both embraces an entire neighborhood of theaters as a venue and opens itself to a host of artistic voices as collaborators.