Monthly Archives: September 2011

Newsday Tuesday: Cynthia Nixon brings WIT to Broadway

According to Playbill.com, Cynthia Nixon will star in the Broadway premiere of  Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Wit.  The play follows a poetry professor (played by Nixon) fighting cancer through experimental methods. Edson’s play, as might be determined from the title, … Continue reading

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Playwright Spotlight: Lorraine Hansberry

“(My son) always said we’d have a writer in the family. I guess it gonna be me.” I just came back from watching one of the most talked-about movies of this year — appropriate, since it’s adapted from one of … Continue reading

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What’s New On Broadway

Well, unfortunately, not much. At least not when it comes to the number of plays written by women versus the number of plays written by men that are showing up on Broadway in 2011. According to Playbill.com, out of 40 new … Continue reading

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Playwright Spotlight: How I Learned…from Paula Vogel

When I started my master’s degree in creative writing, I knew exactly the play I wanted to write for my thesis. Except that I didn’t.  Not really. I knew the subject matter I wanted to deal with but I didn’t … Continue reading

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I know it’s true…but WHY?

The idea for the dramachicks blog was born out of a disturbing piece of knowledge given to me by my Wilkes University mentor, playwright Juanita Rockwell.  It was the weekend of my last residency at Wilkes (a one-week full-immersion course for … Continue reading

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“Playwright?” in the Spotlight

So, it’s 10:45 on Friday night…and I haven’t blogged yet.  😛 I am considering making excuses. (After all, it’s my blog and I can whine if I want to!) I am thinking about taking the easy way out. (I don’t … Continue reading

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Views and Reviews: THE SYRINGA TREE

My interview with Laurie McCants has me thinking about one-woman shows today, more specifically, a one-woman show that made up one of the best theatrical experiences of my life. South African playwright Pamela Gien scripted The Syringa Tree from the viewpoint … Continue reading

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