Back in 2008, having just discovered the ten-minute format, three friends—Paul Calandrino, Connie Bennett, and Richard Leinaweaver—began writing short plays. After a few months, they had a small but growing collection of work and an increasing urgency to see it performed.
Apr 02, 2020
Tucked in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood in a refurbished movie house, Taproot Theatre Company is bustling with action.
The Taproot production of The Realization of Emily Linder by Richard Strand
Mar 31, 2020
About a mile west of Lone Fir Cemetery, a 165-year old cemetery in Portland in the Buckman neighborhood, you will find a salmon-colored building on the corner of 6th and Stark Street. Nestled just east of the river, its olden marquee frames the venue’s name which stands erect over a traditional vertical light-up sign. Milagro, the Spanish word for miracle, is the city’s nexus for Hispanic cultural festivals, events, and plays.
The Teatro Milagro your of Judge Torres by Milta Ortiz
Mar 30, 2020
The March 26 episode of The Dramatist LIVE featured special guests including Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Andrew Lippa, Matthew Lopez, Ralph Sevush, Nicky Silver, and Doug Wright. The hosts, and their special guests discussed why the Guild isn’t a union, who is writing and who isn't, and paid tribute to Terrence McNally.
Mar 30, 2020
The Strong Female Character: you’ve seen all the submission opportunities clamoring for more of them. But what does “strong” mean? Is it the loudest, the biggest, the baddest?
The Macha production of Sheathed by Maggie Lee
Mar 29, 2020
There is a place in Portland where you can walk out of the rain into an unassuming little coffee shop, order yourself a warm drink, then head through the back door into another world.
Mar 27, 2020
Burien Actors Theatre or BAT is a nonprofit, professional theatre in the heart of Seattle. Their tagline, “Better Theatre Live”, is representative of BAT’s desire to serve the local community by producing professional work that is exciting, engaging and of the highest artistic caliber.
Mar 26, 2020
Last year, Terrence was interviewed as a participant in the Dramatists Guild Opera Committee's filmed conversation with today's opera creators, "Credit the Librettist." Terrence was, in fact, a charter member of the Opera Committee. In honor of Terrence's great contribution to the worlds of theater and opera, we are now releasing the full, uncut footage of his interview, filmed by Duncan Wilder and conducted by Michael Korie.
Mar 25, 2020
When the Guild asked me to have a conversation with Terrence McNally, it was a full circle moment for me. When I was fifteen years old and living in Scranton, I fell in love with Terrence’s play, Master Class (I’d seen a clip of Zoe Caldwell on the Tony Awards). That play was not only an introduction to Terrence’s incredible body of work, but also to the world of opera and the triumphs and trials of a life in the arts.
Terrence McNally - Photo by Michael Nagle
Mar 24, 2020