Blog entries posted during October 2013

Staging Connections: Stephen Belber on The Power of Duff

by: Charles Haugland at 10/03/2013 03:00 PM

Stephen Belber is an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter, and film director. His plays include his breakout hit Tape  starring Robert Sean Leonard and Ethan Hawke, his Broadway debut Match  directed by the Huntington's former Artistic Director...

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Going Off Script: Public Figures & Unplanned Words

by: Charles Haugland at 10/09/2013 11:00 AM

In Stephen Belber’s  The Power of Duff , newscaster Charlie Duff delivers a polished send-off nightly: “Have a safe and happy night.” Like Edward R. Murrow’s “Good night and good luck” or Walter Cronkite’s “And that’s the way it is,” Charlie’s fin...

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A Look At Playwright Stephen Belber

by: Charles Haugland at 10/16/2013 12:41 PM

“Most of the characters I create tend to be equipped with language, but woefully ill-equipped when it comes to accurately and honestly expressing their selves, a dilemma I find to be rather human. The world often appears to me to be full of good...

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Creating The World: An Interview With The Power of Duff Scenic Designer David Rockwell

by: Charles Haugland at 10/23/2013 02:44 PM

To call David Rockwell simply “a designer” doesn’t capture the vast range of his work. With offices in New York, Madrid, and Dubai, he leads a 150-person team called the Rockwell Group and takes on projects that range from playgrounds to airports....

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The Power of Duff Comes To Texas (in Spanish)

by: Sebastián Bravo Montenegro at 10/28/2013 11:44 AM

Texas newscaster Michelle Valles and Charles Duff from The Power of Duff have a lot more in common than their day job. Like Charlie, Michelle found herself in the middle of a controversy when her popular sign off phrase “Goodbye and hasta mañana”...

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A Look At Playwright A.R. Gurney

by: Sam Lasman at 11/05/2013 01:29 PM

Albert Ramsdell Gurney, Jr. was born in 1930, scion of a prosperous Buffalo family. He grew up, in his words, “surrounded by plays” — at school, on the radio, at the charity performances of his parents’ social clubs, on weekend trips to local...

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