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Why SMART PEOPLE?

Let me introduce all you smart people to Lydia Diamond’s provocative new play Smart People. Lydia is one of the most gifted writers of her generation.  Smart People is an intellectual, emotional and erotic wrestling match among four souls in an … Continue reading

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A Letter from the Managing Director on Arts Funding

Long Wharf Theatre has many funders which enable our success: foundations both in New Haven and from around the country, corporations both large and small, and thousands of individual donors, including many of you.  I would like to focus on … Continue reading

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New Haven joins August Wilson Monologue Competition

It wasn’t nothing to you but it was something to me. To have you just up and walk out like that. What you think happened to me? Did you ever stop to ask yourself, “I wonder how Vera doing–I wonder … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Room In New York | A Note On The New Title

LEARN ABOUT THE SHOW Titles are magical things made by mundane means. Authors work hard at titles, compiling lists and sharing them anxiously with friends, but when a title works it just works – though whether it works because the … Continue reading

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Luda’s Famous Italian Meatball Recipe

Luda Muscolino has a way with food. “I am the best. He knows and I know it,” she delightfully says as she points at the heavens in Napoli, Brooklyn. So too do her family, their friends, the local butcher, and … Continue reading

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Costuming Napoli, Brooklyn

LWT costume designers and costume shop work notoriously hard to dress each character in each show we do just right. Despite the production the process always starts the same: RESEARCH. For some shows, such as more contemporary pieces, it’s fairly … Continue reading

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The Muscolino Family and My Immigrant Family

In the above photo, my grandmother Caroline (wearing a white blouse) sits at a tiny kitchen table surrounded (tightly!) by her immediate and extended family. “Grandma was sick, so we all got together,” my grandmother said. The Proto family regularly … Continue reading

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Drama Notes: Meghan Kennedy

In the early 1960s, the nation was on the precipice of great social change—the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and the rejection of the social conformity of the 1950s would soon rock the country to its core. Meghan Kennedy’s … Continue reading

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Theatre Community Shines A Light

Ghostlights carry a somewhat magical reputation in the theatre community. For the superstitious, the ritual of placing a naked bulb in a darkened theatre after every performance is a time-honored way to ensure that ghosts and general bad karma stay … Continue reading

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In Memoriam | Harlan P. Kleiman

Long Wharf Theatre honors and celebrates the legacy of Harlan P. Kleiman. Were it not for his vision, skill, and determination, we would not be here today. It took the steadfast belief exhibited by Harlan and his co-founder Jon Jory … Continue reading

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