Madeleine George, Sarah Ruhl, Will Connolly and More Set for Playwrights Horizons Panel, 9/23
The event will offer a first-look at the award-winning Playwrights Horizons' season line-up and an insider's perspective on the process of putting together a season of new American plays and musicals. It is also a unique opportunity to catch creative artists from the season's six productions onstage interacting together at one time. The panel will give audience members a chance to get to know the plays and players in the season and hear the writers discuss their lives, careers and each work's 'backstory.'
Offering insights into their creative processes and answering questions from the audience, the evening's artists, in season order, are:
Anne Washburn (The Internationalist) and Obie Award-winning composer Michael Friedman (Saved, The Drunken City at PH; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, the recent Love's Labours Lost), whose new play Mr. Burns - A Post-Electric Play has launched the new season. After opening last night to rave reviews, the production's limited engagement has just been extended two weeks to Sunday, October 20, 2013.
Marlane Meyer (The Chemistry of Change for PH; Etta Jenks, Moe's Lucky Seven), whose new play The Patron Saint of Sea Monsterswill begin previews on Friday, October 18, 2013
Madeleine George (The Zero Hour), whose new play The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, commissioned by Playwrights Horizons with funds from the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, will begin previews on Friday, November 15, 2013
Two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl (Dead Man's Cell Phone at PH; The Clean House, In the Next Room...), whose new play Stage Kiss will begin previews Friday, February 7, 2014
Kirk Lynn (Founder, Rude Mechanicals, Austin), whose new play Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra will begin previews Friday, March 28, 2014
Co-author Will Connolly (performer, Once) and director Carolyn Cantor (The Great God Pan and After the Revolution at PH, Pumpgirl,Orange Flower Water), whose new musical Fly By Night: A New Musical, will begin previews Friday, May 16, 2014
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/8137/Theatre/playwrights-horizons-2013-2014-writers-in-conversation, by phone at (212) 864-5400 (Tues-Sun, 1-6PM) or in person at the Symphony Space Box Office at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street (Tues-Sun, 1-6PM).
Peter Marks has been Chief Theater Critic for The Washington Post since 2002, writing about theater locally, nationally and internationally. Prior to joining the Post, he spent a decade at The New York Times, serving as the paper's Off-Broadway theater critic, culture reporter, and national correspondent for the 2000 presidential campaign. He's taught theater criticism at George Washington University and three times served as the chairman of the drama jury for the Pulitzer Prizes. A graduate of Yale, he had previously been a reporter for Newsday, where he was on a team that won a Pulitzer for local news reporting.