Feature Q&A with Cincinnati Artists in The Breath Project Festival

October 22, 2020
Natalie Hulla
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The Breath Project is hosting a free virtual festival, which will feature 24 world premiere works created by multidisciplinary theatre artists of color.

DESTINY OF DESIRE: Playwright's Notes by Karen Zacarías

March 6, 2020
Natalie Hulla
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The writer shares artistic insight into crafting this enormously entertaining stage comedy.

ACTUALLY: Playwright's Notes by Anna Ziegler

March 5, 2020
Natalie Hulla
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The writer shares important context for Actually, a new play about gender, race and consent on a college campus.

Rosa Guy and the Novel That Inspired ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

September 27, 2019
Gigi Relic
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Caribbean-born writer Rosa Guy is best known for her young adult novels and the story that inspired Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty to create Once on This Island.

Playwright's Notes by Jennifer Blackmer

September 13, 2019
Natalie Hulla
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Blackmer reveals her artistic perspective on adapting Margaret Atwood's spine-tingling, best-selling novel Alias Grace.

Playwright's Notes by Larissa FastHorse

March 18, 2019
Natalie Hulla
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In The Thanksgiving Play, a group of liberal artists attempt to devise a politically correct Thanksgiving play for elementary schools.

Playwright's Notes by Audrey Cefaly

February 12, 2019
Natalie Hulla
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Audrey Cefaly shares her notes about writing original song lyrics for the world premiere of The Last Wide Open.

Notable Latinx, Hispanic and Chicano/a Playwrights in American Theatre

January 24, 2019
Natalie Hulla
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The legacy of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights, which features a vibrant community of Latin characters, reflects the changing landscape of American theatre.

Erma Bombeck Book Club, Featuring Playwrights Allison Engel and Margaret Engel

June 28, 2017
Aly Michaud
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It’s likely no surprise that theatre fans are often avid readers. A good story is a good story, after all. This year some of the best stories in the Playhouse season — from A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY and JANE EYRE to ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END — were all inspired by great books.

In Conversation with Playwright Ayad Akhtar

June 20, 2017
Natalie Hulla
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Linda Lombardi, Arena Stage production dramaturg, interviews DISGRACED playwright Ayad Akhtar about the cultural and personal significance of his Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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