Browsing articles tagged with " new plays"

Starting Over at Sing Sing Correctional Facility

Nov 26, 2010   //   by Kate Powers   //   Incarcerated performers, Productions

In early 2010, Jeff Glaser directed a production of Starting Over, written by a group of incarcerated men at Woodbourne Correctional Facility, at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison just north of New York City.  I partnered with Jeff as something more than an acting coach, something very …


Doubt, a parable by John Patrick Shanley

Nov 18, 2010   //   by Kate Powers   //   Productions


The most striking thing to me about John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt is that it scans. As in scansion. I don’t know what Shanley was thinking when he wrote it, but as I read and reread the play in preparation for rehearsals, I could feel the pauses. I could feel …


Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones

Nov 7, 2010   //   by Kate Powers   //   Productions


I am only the second person in the world to direct Humble Boy, having served as associate director to John Caird on the American premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in the spring of 2003.  John is an extraordinarily generous mentor; he encouraged me to explore the differences between …


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