Category Archives: 2015-16 season

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Spirit of Montmartre

  “Bohemia only exists and is only possible in Paris.”-Henry Muger, French novelist and poet When Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec moved to Montmartre in 1884, he found himself at the epicenter of a bohemian renaissance. Between 1880 and 1900, artists of all sorts—painters, sculptors, writers, musicians, and intellectuals—descended upon the raucous Parisian neighborhood of Montmartre to… 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: How important is it for these characters to understand their personal and shared history as… 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 lives today. Q: In Lewiston, the central character tries to imagine what it felt like… 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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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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How Fiasco Staged An Entire City With Just 6 Doors

  A center piece of Fiasco Theater’s production of Measure for Measure are the different doors that line the stage. Noah Brody, co-director of the production, discusses how the company came up with the idea. As we worked on the play – and we work on the play for a long time without casting it… Continue reading →

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Meet Mohit Gautam

When asked at first rehearsal how he pronounced his name, Mohit Gautam responded: “you can just call me Mo.” But ‘just Mo’ doesn’t even come close to accurately describing this newcomer to LWT.  The youngest member of the cast, Mohit is making his professional debut playing Abe, Amir’s nephew, in Disgraced. “I just graduated from… Continue reading →

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DISGRACED, Willy Loman, and the American Dream

In describing Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced we’ve said Amir and Emily are confronted in the play with the compromises they’ve made to stake out a piece of the American dream. But what exactly is the American dream? Would it surprise you to know then that the phrase ‘American dream’ did not appear until 1931? Author James… Continue reading →

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Ask the Actors: 23 Answers from Nicole Lowrance

1. Name:   Nicole Lowrance 2. Any nicknames:   Red 3. Describe your character in one sentence:   SEEKING. 4. Where are you from:   Austin, TX. Hook ’em! 5. What did you want to be growing up:   I have never known anything else other than wanting to be an actor. 6. If you weren’t an actor, what would… Continue reading →

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Long Wharf Theatre announces titles in its 2015-16 season

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, announces four titles in its 2015-16 season. Subscriptions are currently on sale, and can be purchased by calling 203-787-4282. Single tickets will go on sale August 1, 2015. The season will begin in October with the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama… Continue reading →

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