by Michael Korie
Jan 10, 2020
Since the beginnings of opera, playwrights have been drawn to writing librettos—the plays which are entirely set to music, sung by opera singers, and accompanied by symphony orchestras.
by Cheryl Davis
Jan 09, 2020
There’s one thing that a writer learns very very quickly: everybody has an opinion about your work. It becomes part of the writer’s job to winnow through those various opinions to figure out which ones are actually helpful. But, by accepting someone’s suggestions about your script, are you actually making them your co-author? “Survey says”—and the Courts say—“No.”
by Donnetta Lavinia Grays
Jan 08, 2020
There are artists whose voices you wish you could hear during times like these. Writer, actor, director and activist Alice Childress is one of those voices. Childress was no stranger to using her work as a platform for racial discourse. And when her work is read or witnessed no audience member, regardless of race, is left unchallenged.
by Linda Manning
Linda Manning, Age 5, with her father
Jan 03, 2020
My solo show Perfect Love is a story I didn’t want to write. I’d put it off for decades. The true story of why I’m like this…
by Stephen Schwartz
Jan 03, 2020
Stephen Schwartz: Everybody always asks which comes first, the words or the music. Since you write both, I wonder if you have a relatively set process or if it varies from song to song. How do you generally start a song?
by Tere Martinez
Dec 31, 2019
I often credit the power of playwriting with the success that Roots and Action: Building Community is having in schools.