Blog entries tagged with new play

On Women & The 'F'-Word (Feminism)

by: Lisa Timmel at 05/22/2013 03:28 PM

Recently,  Lisa Timmel,  the Huntington’s director of new work, exchanged emails with playwright  Gina Gionfriddo  about her play  Rapture, Blister, Burn . Their conversation centered around feminism and the eternal bonds and conflicts of...

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I Believe In The Power of Duff

by: Thom Dunn at 07/08/2013 08:15 PM

The Power of Duff  marks the return of playwright Stephen Belber to the Huntington, following 2005's  Carol Mulroney  (the first production of ours to feature Johanna Day, who has since become a favorite of many of our audience members). Directed ...

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Rehearsal Dispatch: Now Or Later

by: Omar Robinson at 10/03/2012 11:23 PM

One of the many wonderful things about this rehearsal process is how we start the day. Usually, after enough of us have entered the rehearsal hall, someone will ask, "Did you see the news from last night?" or "You catch that interview this morning...

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Welcome to the 2013-2014 Season!

by: Thom Dunn at 08/08/2013 10:54 AM

Tickets have just gone on sale for our 2013-2014 Season , and we could not have picked a better lineup to keep our momentum going from last season. From Our Town  to the Tony Awards and everything in between, it's been a pretty good year for us, a...

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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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Stick Fly Lands on Broadway

by: Thom Dunn at 08/16/2011 10:58 AM

Lydia Diamond, Kenny Leon, and producer Alicia Keys talk about  Stick Fly  on Broadway . Did you see the Huntington Theatre Company/Arena Stage production? Are you planning to see it in NY?

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Script Club

by: Meg White, Director of Major Gifts at 03/09/2011 11:31 AM

On Monday, we held the Huntington’s inaugural Script Club  meeting, which was hosted by our Artistic Director, Peter DuBois, and was great fun! Set up like a book club, members had previously read the script for  Sons of the  Prophet (our next...

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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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Huntington's 2010-2011 Season Announced

by: Temple Gill at 05/08/2010 03:45 PM

Our 29th Season will include two world premieres directed by Artistic Director Peter DuBois, an American classic, two Shakespeare plays in repertory, a three-play festival from a breakout writer, and the 2009 winner of the Pulitzer Prize.  The...

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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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The Huntington Takes Home 11 IRNE Awards

by: Anne Morgan at 04/22/2010 04:00 PM

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards Ceremony was held at the Cyclorama at the BCA on Monday night. It was a great time, with the Huntington taking home 11 awards. While the honors definitely contributed to my enjoyment, I think...

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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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Inbox: Melinda Lopez -- From Orchids to Octopi

by: Melinda Lopez at 04/06/2010 10:45 AM

contributed by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Melinda Lopez (Sonia Flew) Hi Friends-- My play  Orchids to Octopi  just opened at Central Square-- It's a play about evolution and love and Why-- I hope you can find time to make it to the show. Melind...

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From Student Matinee to Huntington Playwriting Fellow: Kirsten Greenidge

by: Kirsten Greenidge at 03/03/2010 11:16 AM

Recently, we completed a grant for the NEA New Play Development Program seeking development support of Kirsten Greenidge's wonderful play, The Luck of the Irish . As part of the process, she wrote the following statement and it was so moving that ...

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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 , Martha Jane Kaufman , and Ryan Landry . This artistically diverse group of writers will be in residence at the theatre for two years.  Through the...

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Paula Vogel: A Civil War Christmas

by: Todd Williams at 11/23/2009 12:25 PM

Pulitzer-winning playwright Paula Vogel’s newest play,  A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration  set in and around Washington, D.C., on Christmas Eve 1864, brings together the Lincolns, soldiers, runaway slaves, and others in a...

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Ronan Noone's Little Black Dress

by: Todd Williams at 10/01/2009 12:51 PM

I saw Ronan Noone at the Fences  opening a couple of weeks ago. We talked about the rehearsals for a production of his new play Little Black Dress at Boston Playwrights' Theatre and he was very excited about it... he says he has the BEST cast ever...

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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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Playwrights-On-Playwriting, Dec. 1 & Dec. 8

by: Thom Dunn at 11/26/2013 11:48 AM

James Waterston & Richard Poe in The Cocktail Hour . Photo: T. Charles Erickson Here at the Huntington, we pride ourselves on our post-show offerings, from the audience conversations that take place after almost every performance to the Actors...

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Help Us Bring Cuba To The Stage

by: Thom Dunn at 12/03/2013 01:18 PM

Today is the first day of auditions for Becoming Cuba  by playwright-in-residence Melinda Lopez. It's also #GivingTuesday , which you've probably noticed if you've gone anywhere near any kind of social media today and found yourself bombarded with...

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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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Get Your #NewPlay On!

by: Thom Dunn at 01/23/2014 10:44 AM

The pretty productions that you see on the Huntington's stages aren't the only stunning works of theatre going on around these parts.  The development of new work for the American theatre is one of our core missions , and the process can be even...

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The Sonia Flew Staged Reading That You Missed Without Even Knowing

by: Thom Dunn at 02/10/2014 02:12 PM

Alex Senchak & Rumena Manolova As many of you know, The Hunt is the Huntington's new young donor patron for 35 Below audience members who want to deepen their connection to the theatre. The goal for the year is to raise $10,000  to become the...

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Melinda Lopez Presents Becoming ZOMBIES AHHHHHHHHHH

by: Thom Dunn at 02/13/2014 12:40 PM

Becoming Cuba  playwright (and Huntington playwright-in-residence) Melinda Lopez drives a hard bargain, and her passion for plays with strong central female characters that explore the relationship between Cuba and the United States is only eclips...

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How Becoming Cuba Mines the Depths of Huntington History (aka Meet the Cast!)

by: Thom Dunn at 03/17/2014 10:50 AM

Christina Pumariega in Becoming Cuba Becoming Cuba  explores the history of Cuba onstage. But we've also got a talented lineup of actors and designers behind the production that digs deep into the history of the Huntington itself. As most of you...

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