Blog entries tagged with new work

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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The Gina Chronicles

by: Sam Lasman at 05/15/2013 03:45 PM

When Gina Gionfriddo’s  Rapture, Blister, Burn   opens in May 2013, three years will have passed since her  Becky Shaw   appeared on the Huntington stage. After directing  Becky Shaw ’s premiere, New York, and Huntington productions, Peter DuBois...

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Gearing Up For The Boston Theatre Marathon

by: Sam Lasman at 05/09/2013 03:59 PM

This weekend (May 11 and 12), Boston Playwrights’ Theatre presents the 15 th  annual Boston Theater Marathon and the associated Warm-Up Laps reading series.  The Warm-Up Laps, now in their fourth year, present free, public readings of new plays by...

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Super Pal, Super Star: or, The Little Girl In "M" (part 2)

by: Matt Chapuran at 04/04/2013 01:16 PM

To recap from the last post ,  the Huntington Theatre Company was looking for a kid to appear in a small role in Ryan Landry's "M,"  a wild new play that riffs on the Fritz Lang German film of the same name that gave us Peter Lorre as an obsessed...

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The Jungle Book Is Coming! The Jungle Book Is Coming!

by: Thom Dunn at 06/27/2013 05:58 PM

We could not be more excited to welcome Mary Zimmerman back to the Huntington, and what better way to mark her triumphant return than a stage adaptation of  The Jungle Book ?  Some of our subscribers (and staff) still haven't fully recovered from...

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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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Producing Without A Net

by: Lisa Timmel at 10/02/2012 11:26 PM

Last spring, in a highly unusual artistic leap of faith, Peter DuBois made an offer to  Gold Dust Orphans  mastermind and Huntington Playwriting Fellow  Ryan Landry : the Huntington would give Ryan a production slot to do whatever he wanted. With...

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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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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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FourPlay!

by: Lawrence Goodman, Huntington Playwriting Fellow at 12/04/2013 02:39 PM

Introducing: FourPlay ! We all entered the Huntington Playwriting Fellows program in 2011 and now meet regularly as a writer's group. Here's a little bit about what we've all been up to: Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro  has been revising her play, Mammal...

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Getting To Know Playwrights As Characters

by: Sebastián Bravo Montenegro at 12/12/2013 10:00 AM

It is a unique experience to be in a room full of playwrights. First, because there is always that underlying suspicion that something you say will make it to one of their plays. Second, it is interesting to see how much of themselves, although no...

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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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Parity Raid: World Premieres, Written by Women

by: Thom Dunn at 06/17/2014 11:01 AM

If you've been anywhere near the internet lately (or at least, my  internet), you've probably noticed that there's (rightfully) been a lot of conversation about diversity and representation, especially in relation to the arts and creative...

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Join Us For Our Third Annual Summer Workshop! #NewPlay

by: Thom Dunn at 07/14/2014 12:10 PM

That's right, our 2014 Summer New Play Workshop is officially under way! This year, we'll be developing and presenting staged readings of four new plays by Huntington Playwriting Fellows (and other Huntington family members). The playwrights hit t...

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