Tag Archive | Playwright

The Theatrical Container Store

I’ve been thinking recently a lot about containers. Not these… Or those… Even though shipping containers, surprisingly but not surprisingly, are a fairly recent trend in theatre performance. See for yourself in an article from American Theatre, HERE, where they look at Serenbe Playhouse’s production of Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire that was staged inside a recycled […]

Call for Submissions: Resume of Failures

I, Kira Rockwell, invite all playwrights who have “MADE IT,” to submit their resume to me to be studied by me in my 2017-2018 season at Boston University. Theme: FAILURE SubThemes:GRITTY, FRUSTRATION, DESPAIR, WHEN YOU ALMOST GAVE UP The Deadline for Submissions: you missed it… but send it in anyway ASAP! Guidelines: Playwright must have had at least […]

The Right to a Story

Two summers ago, one of my closest friends came out as transmale. Now for our conservative, right-wing, heavily Christian community, this was quite the upset. The summer became a battle. Everyone had a opinion. There was a split between those who supported him through this transition, and those who did not. Parents were the loudest […]

Cursed Child: Is the play the thing?

I will unabashedly admit that Harry Potter takes up a considerable amount of my everyday existence. I truly can’t imagine my life without the wonderful universe that Ms. J. K. Rowling has so generously gifted us Muggles. So, naturally, as a theatre student and Potterhead I was thrilled to learn when it was announced that there was going […]

Self-Advocating and Being Brave

“I get worried when we talk about protecting the playwright… I don’t know what that means. If I’m being protected from Ben Brantley, that’s one thing. If I’m being protected from dramaturgs, that scares me because my entire career is based on the love and care of good dramaturgs. And if I’m being protected from […]

Hard Work and a Touch of Luck

Ayad Akhtar is a Pulitzer Prize winner with a play on Broadway. He has been called the “voice of the American Muslim in theater” by the Wall Street Journal. He has gone from having his play put on in front of an audience of 130 people to a house of 900 over the period of […]

Critics and Playwrights and Something Inbetween

Over the past month I have been part of a new play dramaturgy project at BU which has made me think a lot about where I am as an artist. I learned a tremendous amount about what it means to read, re-read and give criticism to a new piece. During this time I also realized […]