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I'm Tired of All This Drama!
A Gathering to Discuss Contemporary Comedy in the American Theatre
This gathering was proposed by and co-produced with Peter Nachtrieb, as part of his National Playwright Residency Program residency at Z Space. It brought together playwrights from around the US to talk about craft and the state of comedy in our field today.
To learn more, check out the participant list, and read their reflections on the gathering.
Wednesday 17 October:
Discussion: Why comedy?
1 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. EDT (Boston)
A discussion of the genre and why we're drawn to it.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT (Boston)
Martie Cook and Matthew McMahon from Emerson College's BFA in Comedic Arts program.
Thursday 18 October:
Discussion: Assessing the Comedic Landscape
9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. EDT (Boston)
What is the current state of comedy in the American theatre? What obstacles have people encountered in the field to getting their comedic work supported? How is the current political climate affecting comedic work?
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