April Yvette Thompson & Lynn Nottage

Listen to a BOMB podcast of actress April Yvette Thompson and Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, whose new play, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark just premiered at Second Stage.

Thompson and Nottage

This BOMB podcast co-produced with 651 ARTS’ at the final event in their LIVE & OUTSPOKEN series. Listen to Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage and April Yvette Thompson discussing the many shared themes in their work, as well as their paths to becoming successful playwrights. It is the mission of 651 ARTS to deepen awareness of and appreciation for contemporary performing arts and culture of the African Diaspora and to provide professional and creative opportunities for performing artists of African descent. This event was recorded live at the BRICstudio at 57 Rockwell place in Brooklyn on Tuesday, May 18th.

Tony Kushner by Craig Lucas
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David Greenspan’s The Myopia and Other Plays by Anne Washburn
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David Greenspan’s plays are at once grotesque and beautiful; they pontificate on meta-theater and self-consciousness, while remaining familiar and intimate.

Jan Lauwers by Elizabeth LeCompte
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Belgian director and playwright Jan Lauwers of Needcompany in discussion with fellow dramatist Elizabeth LeCompte of The Wooster Group on the parallel lives of their respective companies and the upcoming performance of The Deer House at BAM.

Martin Sherman by Sander Hicks
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Martin Sherman’s Bent played on Broadway in 1979. Since then, the playwright had been living in London. In 1998, with A Madhouse in Goa and the film version of Bent, Sherman returned to the States with a vengeance.