Blog entries tagged with new play

5 Ways To Be A Theatre Locavore

by: Lisa Timmel at 09/29/2011 10:30 AM

Picture a playwright. If the person you picture is dead, white, and male, I have news for you. Playwrights walk among us, living, breathing, and creating. One may be sitting next to you right now. (Generally speaking, they tend to love theatre)...

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An Interview with Before I Leave You Playwright Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro

by: Charles Haugland at 09/19/2011 10:42 AM

I recently interviewed playwright Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro to write a note for the program of her upcoming show, Before I Leave You . Parts of the interview were excerpted, so we are offering the whole, uncut interview here on the blog. Enjoy!...

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New Meets Old: Bus Stop & Circle Mirror Transformation

by: Lisa Timmel at 10/14/2010 02:40 PM

Circle Mirror Transformation  begins at the Calderwood Pavillion this weekend,  Bus Stop  winds down its run over at the BU Theatre. I think I’m alone in this, but my favorite times during the season are when shows overlap, perhaps because there’s...

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Breaking Ground Series Continues!

by: Lisa Timmel at 09/22/2010 02:55 PM

We’ve been busy and we haven’t been blogging! Readings, readings, readings! • Fire On Earth We kicked of this year’s Breaking Ground Reading Series in late August with HPF Patrick Gabridge’s powerful historical drama Fire On Earth which chronicles...

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2010-2011 Huntington Playwriting Fellows: Apply TODAY!

by: Lisa Timmel at 05/27/2010 03:23 PM

Contributed by Lisa Timmel We are pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the  2010-2011 Huntington Playwriting Fellows . The deadline is June 23, 2010.  “But wait!” you exclaim. “Didn’t you just do this last fall? It hasn’t eve...

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Expanding the Idea of New Work: Part IV

by: Charles Haugland at 05/26/2010 03:27 PM

Contributed by Literary Associate Charles Haugland, responding to Lisa Timmel (Huntington's Director of New Work) in their recent posts about new work. Okay, it’s up to me to wrap up the conversation. I’m going to provide a quick summary, and then...

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HPF "iPlays": Boston Writers Take On Audio Plays

by: Charles Haugland at 05/03/2010 03:52 PM

For the  Emerging America Festival , we issued an audio play challenge to all the current and former members of the  Huntington Playwriting Fellows program. In collaboration with the other participating organizations, we gave them a few restrictio...

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Expanding the Idea of New Work: Part III

by: Lisa Timmel at 04/30/2010 03:54 PM

Thanks for your thoughts, Charles. You pose some interesting questions. One question in particular really struck me: “Who are we as a theatre that sits between the two [new plays and classics]?” I think we’re always answering that question when we...

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Expanding the Idea of New Work: Part II

by: Charles Haugland at 04/21/2010 04:06 PM

Contributed by Charles Haugland, in response to Lisa Timmel's recent post.  I'm curious about your theory of the "Goldilocks Point," this balancing point between new work and old work that is different for every individual. I believe that it exist...

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Expanding the Idea of New Work: Part I

by: Lisa Timmel at 04/13/2010 04:12 PM

For the next couple weeks, Lisa Timmel and Charles Haugland are going to have an ongoing conversation about new work at the Huntington. (They actually have that conversation everyday; they're just inviting more people in for a bit.) Stay tuned for...

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Huntington Announces New Playwriting Fellows

by: Todd Williams at 02/04/2010 11:49 AM

The Huntington announces the 2010 class of Huntington Playwriting Fellows: Patrick Gabridge , MJ Kaufman , and Ryan Landry . This artistically diverse group of writers will be in residence at the theatre for two years.  Through the Huntington...

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Huntington Shakes Up Playwriting Fellows Program

by: Lisa Timmel at 09/30/2009 01:55 PM

The Huntington Theatre Company is accepting applications for its Huntington Playwriting Fellows program.  Go  here  for more information. Here’s the short version why: Literary Department Goals, 2009-2010: 1. Create a more transparent process for...

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Melinda Lopez's Cuba

by: Charles Haugland at 03/21/2014 01:00 PM

Ten years after Boston playwright Melinda Lopez’s breakout hit Sonia Flew premiered at the Huntington, her newest work Becoming Cuba takes us back to the mercurial and volatile past of the island. An epic and passionate family story, Becoming Cuba...

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What's So Funny About Our Racist Brains?

by: Lisa Timmel at 05/21/2014 01:30 PM

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

by: Lisa Timmel at 05/29/2014 02:00 PM

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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The Smart People Monologues

by: Lydia R. Diamond at 06/05/2014 02:30 PM

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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