Kirsten Greenidge just won an Obie Award for playwriting for her play Milk Like Sugar. A Boston native, Kirsten’s Boston-based play The Luck of the Irish just had its world premiere at the Huntington and was our highest grossing world premiere by a female playwright, ever. (which is pretty awesome)
Here’s a video interview I did with Kirsten, discussing her history and relationship with the Huntington. Not only was she a Huntington Playwriting Fellow, but she decided to become a playwright after seeing a student matinee performance at the Huntington when she was 12. And here we are, 16 years later! Not bad at all!
Here’s my latest behind-the-scenes video for the Huntington, featuring interviews with Private Lives director Maria Aitken, and cast members James Waterston and Bianca Amato. Previews start this Friday, and the show runs through the end of June. It’s a hilarious Noël Coward comedy, kind of a posh and witty comedy of manners about marriage and divorce and other equally silly things.
The second video feature that I produced based on Evan M. Wiener’s Captors, which is currently having its world premiere at the Huntington (before a highly-likely Broadway production). This one focuses on the personal history of Adolf Eichmann, “the architect of the Holocaust,” and his relationship with Peter Malkin, the Israeli Mossad agent who captured him in Argentina. It’s kind of like a frenemy-bromance, between a Nazi and an Israel. Don’t believe me? Check out the video below.
Yeah, yeah, I realize that I just posted about the opening of Before I Leave You at the Huntington, but we’re also gearing up for another world premiere — Captors, about the capture of Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires in 1960. Based on the memoirs of Peter Z. Malkin, one of the Israeli Mossad agents who held Eichmann in captivity in Buenos Aires until they were able to get him out of the country, the play is written by Evan M. Wiener and directed by my good friend (slash boss) Peter DuBois. The video below was originally filmed in May; it’s a conversation with Peter about the play, which opens here in Boston on November 13 before (probably) moving to Broadway (details are still in the works, but that’s the plan right now anyway).
Tonight marks the official press opening of our brand new world premiere play BEFORE I LEAVE YOU at the Huntington. The play was written by Huntington Playwriting Fellow Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro and is set in Cambridge in and around Harvard Square. Here’s a little video I cut together of audience reactions after seeing the show. Check it out!
Check out this brand new teaser trailer that I created for Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, which is having it’s world premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston before moving to the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York later in the year.
Also, featuring Joanna Gleason, who totally won the Tony Award for the Best Actress for the original production of Into the Woods! Ya know, if you’re into that kind of thing.
And in case you were wondering, the deer’s name is Bruce.