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Working in the Theatre
An acclaimed fixture on New York television and in the theatre community for 30 years, the American Theatre Wing's Working in the Theatre offers an unprecedented forum for the meeting of theatrical minds.
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This theatre interview show brings together performers, directors, playwrights, designers, choreographers, producers and behind-the-scenes personnel from the American and international theatre, the interviews offer a rare opportunity for students and audiences to see and hear the people who create theatre engaged in thoughtful conversation with one another. With more than 900 past guests, the interviews have become an unequalled archive of theatrical talk, a chance to hear from the people behind the characters, stories and productions that draw us to the theatre.

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Working in the Theatre is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties.

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From New Dramatists
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Carlyle Brown - Playwright
David Grimm - Playwright
Quiara Alegría Hudes - Playwright
Todd London - Artistic Director
Lucy Thurber - Playwright
Jeffrey Eric Jenkins - Moderator
Sondra Gilman - Host
Douglas B. Leeds - Host

A panel of current New Dramatists playwrights -- Carlyle Brown, David Grimm, Quiara Alegría Hudes and Lucy Thurber -- talk about their differing styles of playwriting, what inspired them to start writing, how the world of the playwright has evolved and changed, what influences their writing and the challenges in getting their work produced. The program also includes an interview with New Dramatists Artistic Director Todd London, discussing how New Dramatists serves as haven for emerging playwrights and describing the new voice of the playwright, the opportunities for playwrights on and off Broadway and the different types of work being written today.

Originally taped - December, 2007
Running Time - 1:00:00

Additional resources:
New Dramatists Site

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