Recent Essays

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Interview with Claudia Rankine
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Interview with Claudia Rankine

7 February 2011

In this installment of the series From Scarcity to Abundance: Capturing the Moment for the New Work Sector, P. Carl interviews poet Claudia Rankine on the negotiation of the contradiction that often arises between beauty and the truth.

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. 

From Scarcity to Abundance
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From Scarcity to Abundance

A Truly Abundant Moment for the New Play Sector

5 February 2011

In this installment of the series From Scarcity to Abundance: Capturing the Moment for the New Work Sector, P. Carl connects the abundance of new plays with the need to embrace diversity in the theatre.

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. 

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The Bounty of Big Institutions and the Glory of Grass Roots
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The Bounty of Big Institutions and the Glory of Grass Roots

30 January 2011

Playwright Lisa D'Amour considers the inherent differences between big institutions and grassroots theatres, and the possibilities that could arise were the two to collaborate. 

It’s Not All About Me
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It’s Not All About Me

27 January 2011

Playwright Chinaka Hodge recounts her experiences producing her first play and how the collaboration process supported and enhanced the growth of her play.

Cast of Long Day's Journey Into Night
Confessions, Contradictions, Beauty
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Confessions, Contradictions, Beauty

25 January 2011

P. Carl reveals his personal journey with theatre through the lens of confessions, contradictions, and beauty. 

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