Interview with Robert Riemer, playwright of "KATE"
Q: Kate concerns three generations of women struggling with the abrupt disappearance of a man. What do you feel these women have in common, besides being related to each other and him? A: As mentioned in the play, what they have in common is a desire for loneliness. Perhaps this is not evident yet with the two teenage girls, but with the older women, I believe it is. This may not be overtly obvious, but it seems that each of them live their lives in loneliness. Also, in comm
Interview with Jordan R. Young, playwright of "Kvetcher in the Wry"
Q: They say history is written by the winners, but in the case of Kvetcher in the Wry, maybe history is written by the comedians. Is this play a chronicle of 20th century America seen through a comedian's eyes? That's one way to see the play, but how do you see it? A: I see it more as a personal history (not mine, despite autobiographical bits), the evolution of a comedian. I basically put about a dozen comedians in a blender to create Dizzy Moskowitz. There were things I wan
Interview with Baylee Shlichtman, playwright of "The House of Flightless Birds"
Q: The House of Flightless Birds tells the story of two brothers trying to articulate who they are, and trying to transcend the home they have grown up in - a place where being "different" isn't okay. Our audiences have been really moved by this play. What do you think they are responding to? A: I think Manuel and Augustín are fully realized and easy to root for, so when bad things happen to them or they make a "bad" decision, you're invested in the outcome. For some, this pl