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Tony Werner

Tony Werner is a playwright based in Los Angeles. He’s a former contributing writer for The Onion. He was a 2014 semi-finalist for the Juilliard Lila Acheson Wallace Fellowship and a 2016 finalist for the Goodman Theater Playwrights Unit. He was also a finalist for the 2018 Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville. His work has been produced or developed at The Road Theatre Company, Chicago Dramatists, Collaboraction, Northwestern University, Steep Theatre Company, and Jackalope Theater. He’s a member of the Living Room Playmakers, a playwright’s collective. He is also a graduate of Northwestern University’s MFA in Writing for the Screen + Stage and the University of Iowa, where he was in the Undergraduate Fiction Writers’ Workshop.

He’s a proud member of the HowlRound family, where he served as Assistant to Editor Dr. Carl.

 

That Barton Fink Feeling
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That Barton Fink Feeling

13 March 2011

Anthony Werner confronts the issue that faces many a young playwright: the crushing demand to develop a brand, a “Barton Fink Feeling”.

Interview with Richard Montoya
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Interview with Richard Montoya

11 February 2011

In this installment of the series From Scarcity to Abundance: Capturing the Moment for the New Work Sector, Anthony Werner interviews Richard Montoya of Culture Clash on the importance making marginal voices heard.

Interview with Derek Goldman
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Interview with Derek Goldman

10 February 2011

In this installment of the series From Scarcity to Abundance: Capturing the Moment for the New Work Sector, Anthony Werner interviews Derek Goldman of Arena Stage on how the abundance in theatre is found in partnerships and collaborations. 

Interview with Chip Walton
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Interview with Chip Walton

8 February 2011

In this installment of the series From Scarcity to Abundance: Capturing the Moment for the New Work Sector, Anthony Werner interviews Chip Walton of Curious Theatre Company about the role of artists and audiences in relation to new works.

Interview with Aimée Hayes
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Interview with Aimée Hayes

7 February 2011

In this installment of the series From Scarcity to Abundance: Capturing the Moment for the New Work Sector, Anthony Werner interviews Aimée Hayes, the Producing Artistic Director of Southern Rep on her ideal theatre that is artistically fulfilling, monetarily successful and diverse.

Interview with Tory Bailey
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Interview with Tory Bailey

6 February 2011

In this installment of the series From Scarcity to Abundance: Capturing the Moment for the New Work Sector, Anthony Werner interviews Tory Bailey of the Theatre Development Fund about the necessity of collaboration and communication between artist and theatre.

Interview with Karen Evans
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Interview with Karen Evans

6 February 2011

In this installment of the series From Scarcity to Abundance: Capturing the Moment for the New Work Sector, Anthony Werner interviews Karen L.B. Evans of the Black Women Playwrights' Group on the future and the intersection of technology and live theatre.

Interview with Neil Barclay
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Interview with Neil Barclay

5 February 2011

In this installment of the series From Scarcity to Abundance: Capturing the Moment for the New Work Sector, Anthony Werner interviews Neil Barclay of the National Black Arts Festival on the role of presenters in choosing work that will best connect with their community. 

An Original HowlRound Contributor Looks Back
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An Original HowlRound Contributor Looks Back

These are five of my favorite pieces. Todd London's "A Lover's Guide to Edward Albee" is not only brilliant, but has also by far the best cameo I've ever seen in user comments. Harvey Young's Theatre after Obama (or with Trump) asks "Where are we? Where have we been?