A man enters an Amish schoolhouse in rural Pennsylvania. He releases the boys and young teacher, and keeps the girls. After being surrounded by the police, he shoots the girls and then himself.
Lawrence D. Cohen is the screenwriter of Brian De Palmas legendary adaptation of Stephen Kings debut novel Carrie and book writer to the equally infamous 1988 Broadway musical adaptation. The new version of the musicalstaged by Stafford Arima with an entirely new cast and design teamis now playing at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
Sam Hunter and I share a lot of things in common. We both graduated from the playwriting program at Juilliard. As recipients of the PONY Fellowshipa program that grants a writer a midtown living space for a yearwe have lived in the same exact apartment, albeit in different years.
Sheila Callaghan is one of my favorite living playwrights. I can count these playwrights on one hand. In a theatrical landscape dominated by after-school specials, on-stage television pilots, exposés of rich families, and nonsense musicals, Callaghan’s work eschews any category.
After enduring the post-graduate wasteland, Martyna Majok hit the theater scene this year with three major coups: a production of her play Ironbound at Rattlestick (in collaboration with Women’s Project) starring Marin Ireland, a playwriting fellowship at the Juilliard School, and a residency with The Playwrights of New York (PoNY), an organization that provides a year-long apartment in Midtown and a generous monthly stipend.
Having never seen a production of his, I moved from Seattle and signed on to be a dwarf (i.e. the Ontological Theatres unofficial lingo for non-speaking non-Equity role) in 2004s King Cowboy Rufus Rules The Universe.
Harold Pinter was an inspirationif not a modelfor many theater artists working today. What follows is just a small sample of the ways Pinter's work has influenced us all.
If we had three cookies in front of us, Bradshaw motions to the empty table, I would be polite and say you should have the last cookie. But deep down, I really want the cookie.
"The play is about the Angela Davis I knew from growing up with her until I was about 19," says Eisa Davis.