New Plays and the Drama of Dramaturgy

Lisa Timmel,  Bevin O'Gara, and Charles Haugland share their thoughts on New Plays, Dramatury, and their experience sharing nightly conversations with the audiences that come to see our shows. Get the inside scoop of new scripts and play development!

The Smart People Monologues

Smart People opens with a cascade of overlapping monologues. Each character — Valerie, an actress; Brian, a neurobiologist; Jinny, a sociologist; and Jackson, a medical student — is in their professional element, a situation which is inevitably...

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Bias Is Not Black & White: Smart People And Implicit Social Cognition

Rosie Benton and Billy Eugene Jones in the Huntington's production of Lydia R. Diamond's Stick Fly (2010). Photo: Scott Schuman. The cast of characters in Lydia R. Diamond’s Smart People features two academics whose areas of study involve the...

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What's So Funny About Our Racist Brains?

There’s a joke that encapsulates the current state of many American’s attitudes toward race relations. It goes like this: “How does every ethnic joke begin? With a look over your shoulder.” Even though everyone should know better, we have ample...

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The World Before Cuba: The Road to Rebellion

Becoming Cuba  is set late in the year 1897, just months prior to the explosion of the  USS Maine and the start of the Spanish-American War. Here is a look back at the major historical figures of the years immediately prior. For a broader...

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An Interview with Melinda Lopez

In the 10 years since her play Sonia Flew inaugurated the Wimberly Theatre, playwright Melinda Lopez has been produced all over the country and has frequently returned to the Huntington as an actor. She now serves as the theatre’s first...

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