My interview with Stephen Bottoms for Contemporary Theatre Review can be found here. Topics include Teddy Ferrara, Hedda Gabler, realism in the theatre, my favorite contemporary plays, progress for gays, and violence in American culture.
My interview about Teddy Ferrara for Book Case TV is now online (at 2:00):
A few more things to note as 2013 draws to a close:
- Charles McNulty wrote about Dying City in his year-end “best of” list.
- I wrote about my favorite LGBT movies for the QMovieBlog.
- Four is available on DVD and digitally on Amazon, iTunes, and elsewhere.
- Nice and new positive mentions of Four on the occasion of its DVD release.
- I spoke to the Times about the experience of Four becoming a movie.
- Frederic Collier interviewed me for Book Case TV.
- I interviewed Wendy Macleod for Playscripts.
- FrontiersLA included Rogue Machine’s Dying City on its year-end list.
- Dying City was name-checked in Mike Fischer’s 2013 round up for Jsonline.
- Dave Begel noted Dying City as one of his ’13 favorites for OnMilwaukee.
- I’m included in Methuen’s Guide to Contemporary American Playwrights.
Happy new year!
2013′s highlight came early: Evan Cabnet’s extraordinary world premiere production of Teddy Ferrara at the Goodman. This occasioned a fantastic profile from Christopher Wallenberg in American Theatre, an interview with Saeed Jones in Buzzfeed, publication of the script from TCG, and DPS’s acquiring the play (with Now or Later). Other highlights: Joshua Sanchez’s movie of Four opening to positive reviews (soon to be available on DVD and Netflix); Dying City at Rogue Machine Theatre, which generated a thoughtful profile from Rob Weiner-Kendt in the Los Angeles Times; the Hartford Courant’s publishing of my op-ed about violence in America; and my continued work with the tremendous group of artists at the New School for Drama.
Congrats to Michael Peretzian and Rogue Machine Theatre for winning Best Production of a Play (intimate theatre) at the Ovation Awards.
Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Carefully plotted, asking big questions, without being overt or preachy. Some of those questions involve the Iraq War, but as a symptom of something that’s both more personal and more political: the split personality of a country whose misogynistic fathers have always believed in regeneration through violence — condemning their self-loathing sons to repeat a past those offspring won’t acknowledge and can’t remake.
Dave Begel, OnMilwaukee: This is a play about memories, both the honest ones and those created out of whole cloth… It is an emotional play and a sad story of broken dreams, broken promises and broken spirits. A tough play, with many layers and a subtext that demands exploration.