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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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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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Playwright Clare Barron and ‘Dance Nation’

In Clare Barron’s play Dance Nation, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plot to take over the world. A play about ambition, growing up and how to find our souls in the heat of it all.  LWT: Can you talk about the inspiration … Continue reading

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Steve Martin Uses Urban Legend to Make Us Laugh

We’ve all heard the saying “there must be a full moon” or, at least, some version of it. Whether there’s any scientific truth to it or not, most of us seem content to continue this prevalent idea that astronomical events … Continue reading

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DRAMA NOTES: Steve Martin, Playwright

Steve Martin is one of the most acclaimed and beloved talents in entertainment. His work has earned numerous honors including an Academy Award, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and the Kennedy Center Honor. Many of Martin’s films are considered modern classics … Continue reading

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Playwright Jeff Augustin and ‘The Last Tiger in Haiti’

Jeff Augustin’s The Last Tiger in Haiti takes place on the final night of Kanaval. A group of restaveks (abandoned children living in servitude) dream of freedom, trading spellbinding tales blurring fiction and reality. When two of them reunite 15 … Continue reading

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Moving Forward in LEWISTON

In this third and final intallment of LWT’s exclusive interview with Samuel D. Hunter, Literary Manager Christine Scarfuto asks the playwright to touch on the connection between personal and shared history and the role it plays in the characters’ lives. Q: … Continue reading

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The Lost Sense of Discovery in LEWISTON

In part two of LWT Literary Manager Christine Scarfuto’s interview with Lewiston playwright Samuel D. Hunter, she inquires about how the playwright’s characters are effected by the false mythology of Lewis and Clark and a lost sense of discovery in American … Continue reading

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Why-daho? Samuel D. Hunter’s interest in Idaho and the legacy of Lewis and Clark

  In many of his plays, Samuel D. Hunter investigates the complexities of living in and around small towns in Idaho. He’s originally from a small Idaho town himself (Moscow, to be exact). He takes the charming idealism and sense … Continue reading

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Emily Mann on HAVING OUR SAY Today

In 2009 adapter and director Emily Mann remounted her extremely successful play Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters First 100 Years as part of her twentieth anniversary season at McCarter Theatre Center. Her original production 15 years earlier, which had transferred … Continue reading

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