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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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A Note From the Dramaturg of Locked House by Samantha Chanse

LOCKED HOUSE: a tragicomic fairytale of indeterminate nature A NOTE FROM THE DRAMATURG “You have to kill your gods to go somewhere. You have to kill your ancestors! Because they’re imaginary! Ha Ha! I don’t have any ancestors! I just have … 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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The Three Bears by Simone Marie Martelle

On November 12th – 14th, the third VIP play of the season, ‘The Three Bears’, opens at Schapiro Studio at Columbia University. Set in a forgettable town in rural Southern France, ‘The Three Bears’ follows the banal yet brutally painful … Continue reading

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Meet the Playwright: Simone Marie Martelle

Interview by Tatiana Rivera The general public will look at your title and automatically think about the bedtime story they used to hear as children. But your play is clearly not an adaptation of that story. Why the title? Well… … Continue reading

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