A recent article on Philly.com displays a falls into a reductive yet prevalent view of theater as the province of New York
“The American theater is chock full of inward looking plays that fester over small, personal family dramas”
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.
Lauren Feldman’s 7-week course for Philadelphia area playwrights had such a profound impact on those she taught.
Our series of interviews with prominent PlayPenn playwrights continues…
A Trewly Awful Trip to the Desolat Interior of a Successful PlayPenn Dramatist: Interview with Ellen Struve
To celebrate this year’s conference, Phindie is running six interviews with prestigious playwrights who have benefited from their experiences with PlayPenn.
We celebrate PlayPenn with interviews of the major dramatists who have benefited from its programs.
A list of summer pre-season new work tailgating essentials to get us pumped for the 2016/16 theater season.
Interviews with fifteen of Philadelphia’s noted contemporary playwrights give insights into the city’s flourishing theater community.
How do you get your play accepted to PlayPenn? Founder Paul Meshejian gives the low down to the selection process.
Everything you always wanted to know about PlayPenn, but were afraid to ask: Interview with founder Paul Meshejian, Part 2
Part 2 of a three-part interview with PlayPenn founder Paul Meshejian.
PlayPenn, Theater, and “A comfortable place for misfits”: Interview with founder Paul Meshejian, Part 1
It’s unfashionable to suggest there’s such a thing as human nature, but we are “Homo narrans”—Man, the story teller. The theater will always be with us—as a sacred space.
Freezing one’s laughter mid-stream: THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON by James Ijames
“You will be broken and put back together again,” as one theatregoer commented on Facebook.
Given the explosive nature of this extraordinary play, I thought it important to talk to the playwright directly.