An occasional series appearing in Sunday Arts & Music.
His own failure to understand a situation leaves the 'Bengal Tiger' creator mulling some of the subtlest aspects of communication.
The playwright ponders the relative ease and financial advantages of turning out movie scripts rather than toiling over theater projects, which have their own rewards.
And that's precisely what bothers some people. All that structure and all that plot may keep the audience interested, but some say they confine creativity.
Write, test, listen, cut, rewrite. Five playwrights on the drama of development at South Coast Rep
The phrase 'sad little play' hung in his mind -- no way did he want them applied to his new script. Perhaps it was time to rearrange his thinking.
Adapting Betty Comden and Adolph Green's 'The Bandwagon' was a labor of love for Douglas Carter Beane.
Yes, the director should be in charge now, only the author is the director. Fortunately, she's learned humility.
To lure a new generation, shelve the tried and true. Let the audience learn to imagine again.
In a world where fact and fiction blur, sometimes invention is the shortest route to truth.
When great actors are denied great roles because of their skin color, there's a problem. Even if they are white.