Monthly Archives: April 2015
Last Saturday, April 18, 2015, I participated in a Writer-Director Lab organized by Theatre Resources Unlimited (TRU) at the John DeSotelle Studio in New York City. TRU is the organization that presented a reading of Wild and Willful Women, the musical I co-wrote with Daniel Doss, at New York’s Engelman Hall in January 2014.
The Writer-Director Lab offered ten experienced New York directors the opportunity to select playwrights with whom they might like to collaborate in future productions. Gerald vanHeerden invited me to join him for this Lab. Mr. vanHeerden is a resident director with Break A Leg Productions and the Artistic Director of Plays for New York’s Midtown International Theatre Festival.
A distinguished panel of theater professionals including Bob Ost, the Executive Director of TRU, Broadway producers David Garfinkle (Spiderman) and multi-Tony Award winner Jennifer Manocherian (Spring Awakening and many others) and theatrical attorney and mediator Eric Goldman observed the discussions between writers and directors and offered advice.
As a result of this Writer-Director Lab, Mr. vanHeerden and I have agreed to continue our discussion of a possible New York production of my play, Caldwell’s Bomb.