How would you feel if your entire life was summed up by a single number? A suicide statistic.
Even Talking about Suicide Is Difficult: Nine playwrights on collaborative playwriting with Elephant Room Productions
The subject of suicide is so taboo that few playwrights tackle the topic, and even fewer theater companies present a whole evening of plays about suicide.
“The American theater is chock full of inward looking plays that fester over small, personal family dramas”
Opening Doors, No Matter What: OSLO playwright J.T. Rogers talks about the evolution of a new world classic, developed at PlayPenn (part 1)
Interview with J.T. Rogers on the journey from PlayPenn to Broadway.
Former PlayPenn interns come into their own as theater professionals.
PlayPenn interns describe what its like to work with top playwrights.
Interning PlayPenn, part 1: What theater students do behind the scenes of the playwriting conference
We hear from PlayPenn interns about the daily goings on of the conference.
Welsh Christmas in Philadelphia: Interview with the cast of Walnut Street Theatre’s A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES
A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES: Interview with Aaron Cromie, Scott Greer, Maggie Lakes, Matthew Mastronardi, and Amanda Jill Robinson
Lauren Feldman’s 7-week course for Philadelphia area playwrights had such a profound impact on those she taught.
Female-centric theater group ReVamp Collective presents 12 CHAIRS.
Waking up Trump and all sexual molesters through THE CONSEQUENCE OF LOCKER ROOM TALK. An interview with playwright-director Shelli Pentimall Bookler.
Shelli Pentimall Bookler grabs the … political moment with a script-in-hand production.
Considering a trimmed, contemporized, and feminized version of a classic British drama
Talking EMPEROR JONES: Interview with the director and cast of O’Neill’s tragedy at the South Camden Theatre Company
Eugene O’Neill’s THE EMPEROR JONES kicks off the South Camden Theatre Company’s Fall season
We presented five questions to IRT’s Peggy Mecham, the director, and the three cast members: Kirsten Quinn as Molly Sweeney, the blind woman; Ethan Lipkin as the husband; and Michael P. Toner as the physician.
The International Philly Fringe: A welcome to 28 countries
A Little Bird Who Fucks Everything Up: Interview with Haygen Brice Walker, the new enfant terrible of Philadelphia
Henrik Eger talks to Fringe playwright Haygen Brice Walker of BIRDIE’S PIT STOP (AND THE TRIBE OF QUEERS WHO FUCKED EVERYTHING UP).
“Casting call” for the chairs in Ionesco’s THE CHAIRS: Interview with IRC artistic director Tina Brock
The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium brings Eugene Ionesco’s hilarious, controversial, absurdist classic THE CHAIRS to the 2016 Fringe Festival. We talk to director Tina Brock about the show.
Black theater speaks to the souls and cells of Black folk, and it is within this space that healing may occur.
Michael Osinski is a Philadelphia-based director, educator, and deviser (a person who works with a form of theater where the script originates not from a writer but a collaborative, improvisatory…