July 10th, 2016
I’ve been publishing occasional brief thoughts on my Medium page. Recently: The Meaning of Lives, my response to recent violence; Brexit and Resentment, which also looks at Kanye West; and Face Back, about technology’s impact on how we think.
I’m still tweeting:
And I’m on Snapchat!
July 1st, 2016
The Coming World was produced at The Lir, Ireland’s National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin. The production photos are gorgeous.
Daniel Monaghan and Lauren McArthur
June 29th, 2016
I’m thrilled to be a part of Susan Johann’s beautiful book of portraits of and interviews with playwrights.
May 15th, 2016
Technically 180 seconds or so… I participated in the “New School Minute” and gave a lecture entitled “Desire, Scapegoating, and the Sacred: René Girard and Theatre.”
January 16th, 2016
An amazing week at The New Group workshopping my musical The World Will Not Contain Us, with actors Alexandra Socha, Chris McCarrell, Gerard Canonico, director Evan Cabnet and composer-lyricist David Hancock Turner.
Alexandra Socha, Gerard Canonico, and Chris McCarrell
December 4th, 2015
This year saw two major productions in the autumn: the world premiere of An Opening in Time at Hartford Stage and a new production of Teddy Ferrara at the Donmar Warehouse. Around these two productions, Patrick Healy profiled me with generosity, depth, and sensitivity. Also this year, I continued to teach playwriting at the New School for Drama, while stepping down as head of Playwriting to focus more on my work. I also wrote personal pieces for the Hartford Courant and American Theatre Magazine, and spent a wonderful hour with Colin McEnroe on WNPR. 2016 should be a productive year on many fronts; watch this space!
Deborah Hedwall and Patrick Clear
October 20th, 2015
For American Theatre’s issue on disability I wrote a remembrance of my friendship with the late, disabled playwright John Belluso.
September 29th, 2015
Nick Hern Books has published Teddy Ferrara to coincide with the Donmar Warehouse production.
Teddy Ferrara in rehearsals