Monthly Archives: August 2016

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 cause ‘strange’ things to happen. Sure, a full moon can cause more extreme tides making… 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 including: The Jerk, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Roxanne, Parenthood, L.A. Story, and Father of the Bride. Martin is… Continue reading →

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Non-Equity Auditions for the 2016-17 Season

Local Non-Equity actors, ages 16+, with access to local housing are invited to audition for the 2016/2017 Season at the Tony Award-winning Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT. Actors will be seen at the theatre on Tuesday, August 30 from 10 am to 5 pm. Actors should prepare a brief modern or contemporary monologue… Continue reading →

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Fall Means Back to (Studio) School

Last season, during one of our post-show discussions, a patron raised their hand and commented, jokingly, “Those guys looked like they were having so much fun that I wanted to be up there with them!” This gave the Education department an idea – what if we could connect the acting classes in our Studio School… 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 years later, their truths are more haunting than they could have imagined. LWT: What was… Continue reading →

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Playwright Boo Killebrew and ‘Miller, Mississippi’

Set in volatile Civil Rights-era Mississippi, Boo Killebrew’s Miller, Mississippi is a Southern Gothic tale of one family’s heartfelt and devastating descent into ruin. As the country attempts to lurch towards a future of racial equality, the Miller family is poisoned by their own legacy. LWT: Could you talk about the inspiration for Miller, Mississippi? Killebrew:… Continue reading →

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Second Annual Contemporary American Voices Festival

Long Wharf Theatre’s Contemporary American Voices Festival, an annual celebration of adventurous, innovative new plays, will kick off the 2016-17 season. Currently in its second year, CAV is part of a new initiative to support new work and give theatergoers a first look at some of the most exciting theatrical voices in the country. The… Continue reading →

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