The Dramaturg’s Success

During the Humana Fest’s industry weekend – the final one – it’s not just normal audience members, critics, other actors, directors and agents in the audience. There are also dramaturgs and literary managers, those behind-the-scenes theatre people who, in certain companies, help set the seasons and within the seasons, help directors and actors know just […]

Weight of History: The Playwright Confronts

Waves whoosh in and out, and seabirds cry over the speakers. Sand piles up and spills over corners and floor the floor of the set. A young man looks around in terror as he collects branches to build a raft. Another, slightly older man watches from the shadows. We’re in Haiti during the regime of Papa […]

Read The Stage: Going Forward

Peter Gnit: A whiny, dorky narcissist who somehow has women, from his long-suffering mother to the sweet Solvei, ruining their lives for him. Old story, right? Yes, really old story. Gnit (guh-NIT) is Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, which was in turn based on the fairy tale Per Gynt, altered and adapted, stripped of some of […]