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About nellietinder

Julia May Jonas founded her multi-disciplinary company, Nellie Tinder, in 2005. Through Nellie Tinder she has created and presented dance-theater, solo shows and original plays at venues throughout New York including PS122, the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, La Mama, HERE, Galapagos, BRIC and University Settlement among others. Her play, For Artists Only was a Backstage “Critics Pick”, and dubbed “Highbrow/Brilliant” by New York Magazine. Her play, EMPIRE TODAY is published in The Brooklyn Review, 2009. She is an 2012 MFA candidate in playwriting at Columbia University where she has received the Liberace and Thea Fellowships. Nellie Tinder is Art. Appropriate and Instructive. www.nellietinder.org.

NO ONE IS EXCUSED FROM THE TROUBLE OF LIVING: A Note From The Dramaturg

What inspires a playwright to write a particular play? Wouldn’t we all like to know, to be privy to the initial creative sparks that formed the theatre’s great canon of dramatic literature – from the works of Sophocles and Shakespeare, … Continue reading

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5+1 Questions for Julia May Jonas, author of NO ONE IS EXCUSED FROM THE TROUBLE OF LIVING.

Five ( + one) Questions for Julia May Jonas, from an email interview given by Caroline Prugh, about the production NO ONE IS EXCUSED FROM THE TROUBLE OF LIVING, premiering this Friday-Sunday, March 25-27 in the Schapiro Theater. CP:  The … Continue reading

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5 questions for playwright Caroline Prugh, author of ESTATE

1.  Estate is, in your words, a  “Variety Show.”  What appeals to you about that form?  How does it relate to the story of your play? Thinking about variety shows gave me an initial way into this material, particularly as … Continue reading

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ESTATE by Caroline Prugh: A Note From The Dramaturg

At some point in each of our lives, there will come a time when those we love most will leave us. It is inevitable – flesh, no matter how loved, cannot remain. But often what does remain are an abundance … Continue reading

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5 questions for Marine Sialelli, author of Broken Wings

An Interview with Broken Wings creator, Marine Sialelli.  Broken Wings opens November 5th and runs through November 7th. Broken Wings grapples heavily with Greek mythology.  In your mind, how did the use of myth inform this piece? I lived most … Continue reading

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