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Bruce Norris

Bruce Norris is the author of Clybourne Park, which premiered in 2010 at Playwrights Horizons and in 2011-12 received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as the Olivier, Evening Standard, and Tony Awards for productions at the Royal Court, West End and on Broadway. His newest play, called The Qualms, will premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago later this year. Other plays include Domesticated (LCT), The Low Road (Royal Court), as well as A Parallelogram, The UnmentionablesThe Pain and the ItchPurple Heart, We All Went Down to Amsterdam, and The Infidel (Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago). 

The Private Theater, aka “Dynamic Pricing”
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The Private Theater, aka “Dynamic Pricing”

27 March 2014

In the last couple of seasons I’ve become aware of a ticket scheme already practiced by some of our larger regional theaters, and currently under consideration at some where my plays are produced. And this practice goes by a very catchy and newfangled name. It’s being called “dynamic pricing.” But it’s not a new practice. It’s actually quite old, and has a more familiar name. It’s called "scalping".

Interview with Martha Lavey
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Interview with Martha Lavey

3 February 2011

Playwright Bruce Norris interviews Martha Lavey, Artistic Director of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, on how taste, talent, and bias influences her artistic descision-making.