WoS Edition: Interview with Kaysie Bekkela

Graphic by Raquel Villalobos By Rachel Perzynski, Associate Editor As someone who has had experience as both a dramaturg and a playwright, Kaysie Bekkela brings a different perspective to how the two roles intersect. Bekkela is one of the playwrights involved with the Wrights of Spring festival, an annual two-week celebration of new plays by... Continue Reading →

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WoS Edition: Interview with D Matthew Beyer

Graphic by Raquel Villalobos By Rachel Perzynski, Associate Editor In order to learn more about the ways in which dramaturgy and playwriting intersect, I reached out to D Matthew Beyer. Beyer is one of the playwrights involved with the Wrights of Spring festival, an annual two-week celebration of new plays by Theatre School playwrights. His... Continue Reading →

Idris Goodwin Talks Representation in Theatre

Morgan Greene (BFA Theatre Arts '15) talks with playwright Idris Goodwin about Representation in Hip Hop Theatre in relation to his essays, plays, and recent HowlRound article, "Where Broadway At?: Meditations On the Closing of the Tupac Musical." Morgan Greene: One of the questions we’ve grappled with during rehearsals for In the Heights is the responsibility... Continue Reading →

Jamil Khoury: Representation in the Local Theatre

Dylan Fahoome (Playwriting, ’16) and Morgan Greene (Theatre Arts, ’15) discuss the present condition of representation in theatre locally, both in Chicago and at The Theatre School with playwright and scholar, Jamil Khoury. Dylan Fahoome: How do you view the current state of representation in Chicago? Jamil Khoury: Chicago has certainly improved on this front,... Continue Reading →

conducted by mike doyle on 5/23/13 md: Okay, so why don’t you just talk to me a little bit about what it’s been like getting ready for Wrights of Spring this year and working on both of your plays and where each of those started––whether you started one third year or one of them this... Continue Reading →

WOS Special Edition: Topher Kielbasa

conducted by mike doyle on 5/16/13 md: I’m just kind of interested in your journey at The Theatre School from the beginning of the playwriting sequence until now. How have you seen your process change? tk: I guess at the beginning I really had no idea what the hell I was doing. I had never... Continue Reading →

WOS Special Edition: Lucas Baisch

conducted by mike doyle md: Why don’t you just talk to me about what the process has been preparing for Wrights of Spring. Feel free to talk about anywhere in the sequence, you can talk about the beginning of the year.. lb: How about the third year curriculum? Third year is very different from second... Continue Reading →

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