Monday, February 27, 2012

Playwright Portrait, Julia Jarcho, Excerpt from American Treasure


The Playwright Julia Jarcho, 2009
pswb©2012
 

American Treasure
 
HORT: No, kid, I’m not gonna “just” do anything. What I do or don’t do at this point is the result of tireless ponderings, renunciations, slow and painful consolidation of eggs in a basket over years of abject commitment like you couldn’t begin to command. I know this is hard. But some things, believe it or not, some things, as they say, are bigger than you or me... POCA: Yeah, and some things are just our size.

credit the set to Jason Simms.

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Playwright A.R. Gurney, 2009


The Playwright A.R. Gurney,  2009
pswb@2012



"Sit up straight and trust in the Lord"

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Playwright Edward Albee


The Playwright Edward Albee 2008
copyright Peter Bellamy 2010


Excerpt from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
George (At NICK, not to him)

You take the trouble to construct a civilization…to..to Build a society, based on the principles of…of principle…You endeavor to make communicable sense out of natural Order, morality out of the unnatural disorder of man’s Mind…you make government and art, and realize that They are, must be, both the same…you bring things to the Saddest of all points…to the point where there is something to lose…then all at once, through all the music, through all the sensible sounds of men building, attempting, comes the Dies Irae. And what is it? What does the trumpet sound? Up yours. I suppose there’s justice to it, after all the years… Up yours.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

John Collins, Elevator Repair Service Theater Company


John Collins, Elevator Repair Service Theater Company,
2007
pswb©2012


Works Directed with Elevator Repair Service:




Mr. Antipryrine, Fire Extinguisher
Marx Brothers on Horseback Salad
Spine Check
Language Instruction: Love Family vs. Andy Kaufman
McGurk: A Cautionary Tale
Shut-Up I Tell You (I said, Shut-Up I Tell You)
Cab Legs
Total FIctional Lie
Highway To Tomorrow
Room Tone
Gatz
No Great Society
The Sound and the Fury (April 7th, 1928)
Shuffle
The Select (The Sun Also Rises)




Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Playwright Portrait, Kenny Finkle, Excerpt from Indoor/Outdoor



Kenny Finkle, Playwright 2006pswb©2012


Indoor/Outdoor

Matilda,
" Sometimes though I have a hard time believing anyone can ever love me. Sometimes I think that I’m going to die alone and no one will know me and I’ll be found in a spider web of my own macrame' and it’ll take them four days to dig me out of it – And I don’t want to die that way! I CAN’T DIE THAT WAY! OH GOD, I DON’T WANT TO DIE! I WANT TO LIVE FOREVER! I WANT TO BE A VAMPIRE! LIKE DRACULA! NO I DON’T! WHAT AM I SAYING? WHAT’S HAPPENING TO ME?"