Category Archives: Mainstage

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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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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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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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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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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