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Adapting: Second Drafts and Sets of Eyes
Indie Artists on Indie Theater

The second in a five part series on adapting a play from a novel as it occurs.

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In Flight
Playwrights on New Plays

Travel writing can be considered literature. Everyone from Dumas to Che Guevara wrote travelogues. In our age, where airline magazines offer travel ideas albeit with a distinct agenda, it may be time to ask “is any of this stuff real?” I spent a couplet of hours enjoying Jenny Lyn Bader’s take on this in her new verse play In Flight, directed by Jessica Bauman.

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The Road of Promise
Indie Artists on New Plays

I was privileged to attend the Carnegie Hall concert adaptation of the 1937 The Road of Promise by Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel earlier this month. What an intriguing work! What a fascinating pedigree and history. And what a glorious production.

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