Category Archives: Creative team profiles

Edelstein embarks on ENDGAME

Gordon Edelstein loves Endgame. There is no other way to put it. He talks about the play with profound insight. Always passionate about the theatre, his enthusiasm reaches new heights when he talks about this particular play, one of the most profound works of 20th century theatrical art. “I have done most of Beckett and… 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 for the play? Barron: I wrote this play because I wanted to explore ambition and… 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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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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Women Lead the Way for HAVING OUR SAY

As far as we know, this is the first time that Long Wharf has an all female cast, design, and production team. How did you choose the team for Having Our Say? Jade King Carroll All of the designers are designers I worked with about two years ago at Two Rivers on Trouble In Mind…. Continue reading →

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How Emily Mann Inspired Jade King Carroll

LWT: Can you talk more about the relationship that you have with playwright Emily Mann? Jade King Carroll: I have a show running at her theatre right now. (The Piano Lesson.) I can’t remember meeting her. My father collaborated with her on a musical called Betsy Brown during the first decade of my life. I… Continue reading →

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Jade King Carroll’s Special Connection to HAVING OUR SAY

You have a particularly personal connection Having Our Say. What can you tell us about your history with this play? My father wrote the original music to the original production at the McCarter Theatre as well as when it transferred to Broadway. So I was able to be with him during tech week during some… 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 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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