Monthly Archives: January 2016

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 to Broadway from McCarter, had existed at a time in which the sisters themselves were… Continue reading →

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Emily Mann on the Delany Sisters

Q: As part of your research for this production, you had a wonderful opportunity to meet with the Delany sisters. How did they come across to you? A: I guess when I first met them what was most striking was I had never met anyone quite so old, and they were ancient women. But after… Continue reading →

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Emily Mann on Adapting HAVING OUR SAY

Q: The book of HAVING OUR SAY is filled with wonderful anecdotes and stories about the Delany sisters’ lives. Did you find it difficult to pick and choose which sections you would include in the stage version? A: It was a very painful process. When I first started, it must have been about five or… Continue reading →

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Meet the Winner of SING YOUR STORY

TINA COLÓN Singer-songwriter and bandleader Tina Colón was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She learned piano at an early age, and started singing with her best friend from high school who wanted to be a pop star. Soon enough, she began writing songs of her own. She came to New Haven in 2005 to… Continue reading →

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The Books of ‘The Lion’

What anyone who’s frequented coffee houses knows is that it’s the atmosphere that makes the place: tchotchkes, comfy and/or mismatched furniture, and, of course, books. In case you hadn’t noticed coffee houses have the tendency to lean toward the quirky and the academic. Take New Haven’s own Book Trader Café, for example. The Lion developed… Continue reading →

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Animating ‘The Lion’

Animation wouldn’t seem like an obvious choice at first when making a music video for a folksy, somewhat serious, song like ‘The Lion’. “Somebody is murdered, somebody dies of alcoholism, and somebody has a brain aneurism I think in the first 13 or 14 seconds of the video. It’s very intense,” says songwriter Benjamin Scheuer…. Continue reading →

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LWT Staff Excited for Discovery Day ’16

Read why some of the LWT staff love Discovery Day and why they’re so excited for this year’s event. 1. Todd Yocher, Administrative Assistant to the Artistic and Managing Directors What’s Discovery Day all about? Discovery Day is a fun family event for children of all ages and a great introduction to theater, especially behind-the-scenes…. Continue reading →

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Long Wharf Theatre Presents Discovery Day 2016: The Dream Factory on January 23

Long Wharf Theatre will hold its annual Discovery Day on Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT. Discovery Day is a free event that allows local children and parents to explore the theatre in an immersive and family-friendly experience that engages the senses and the… Continue reading →

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The Guitars of THE LION

My 1957 Martin 5-18 is a half-sized guitar. In THE LION, it plays the role of the little guitar that dad gave to me when I was small, and on it I play the song “When We Get Big.” I saw this guitar in Matt Umanov guitar shop some years ago, and I knew the… Continue reading →

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