Members Only Episode 36
David Ives, DG Council member and award-winning playwright of Venus in Fur and All In The Timing, talks about the life of a writer: day jobs, having an artistic home, and the impact other dramatists have on our work.
Originally recorded at the 2013 Dramatists Guild’s National Conference in Chicago.
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David Ives is probably best known for his evenings of one-act comedies called All In The Timing and Time Flies. All In The Timing won the Outer Critics Circle Playwriting Award, ran for two years Off-Broadway, and in the 1995-96 season was the most performed play in the country after Shakespeare productions. His full-length plays include Venus In Fur, which recently enjoyed a vast critical and audience success on and Off-Broadway; New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza, which won the prestigious Hull-Warriner Award; Is He Dead? (adapted from Mark Twain); Irving Berlin's White Christmas; Polish Joke; and Ancient History. He has translated Feydeau's classic farce A Flea In Her Ear as well as Yazmina Reza's drama A Spanish Play, and his translation/adaptation of Pierre Corneille's The Liar premiered at Washington's Shakespeare Theatre Company. He is also the author of three young-adult novels, Monsieur Eek, Scrib, and Voss. A graduate of Yale School of Drama and a former Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting, he lives in New York City.
Works Include: All in the Timing (1993); Don Juan in Chicago (1995); Ancient History (1996); Mere Mortals: Six One-Act Comedies (1998); The Red Address (1998); Lives of the Saints: Seven One-Act Plays (2000); Time Flies and Other Short Plays (2001); The Other Woman and Other Short Pieces (2008); New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza (2009); The Liar (2012); Venus in Fur (2012).
David Ives’ DG Member Profile: https://www.dramatistsguild.com/memberdirectory/getmembership.aspx?cid=2621
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