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Drama Notes: Playwright Bess Wohl

The six characters who gather at a silent retreat in Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds do so with an urgent, near desperate, need for change. Though what they’re searching for is different in every case—perhaps it’s enlightenment, or a sense … Continue reading

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LWT Alums: 2017 Tony Award Nominees

This Sunday, June 11, marks the biggest night of the year in American theatre: the Tony Awards! We all like to make predictions of who the winners will be and sit anxiously on the edge of the couch crossing our … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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