RIPP #30: STEPHEN FOGLIA, LITERARY MANAGER, UNDERMAIN THEATRE

    If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project, is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   From STEPHEN FOGLIA, LITERARY MANAGER, UNDERMAIN THEATRE   “As a Literary Manager and playwright, I constantly wonder how exactly I, or any other artist, is meant to recognize exceptional work. I read […]

A new season of theater in Buffalo

What a fabulous, fabulous, fabulous Curtain Up! celebration this year! The weather was balmy, and the streets were crowded with theatergoing revelers.  Honorary Curtain Up! chair A.R. Gurney was presented with a new star that will be part of the plaza of stars planned for the renovated theater district:     Here’s me talking about […]

RIPP #29: KEN WEBSTER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, HYDE PARK

    If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project, is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   From KEN WEBSTER, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, HYDE PARK   “We’ve come across several gems since I became Artistic Director—Art Stripped Naked by Wayne Alan Brenner 2001 (World Premiere), Blur by Melanie Marnich 2002, […]

BUFFALO RISES: Love, art, and community

      Today, my friend Matthew Crehan Higgins, with whom I co-curate BUA Takes Ten: GLBT Short Stories, tweeted and posted on Facebook that tonight—the sold-out opening of Buffalo Rises at Road Less Traveled Theater—will be our third shared opening. On Facebook, he noted that actors get to say this sort of thing all […]

RIPP #28: SUSAN LYLES, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, AND TOTO TOO

    If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project, is about, please click here to get some context before reading.   From SUSAN LYLES, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, AND TOTO TOO   “Our plays are never ones that everyone is doing. We focus on unpublished/unproduced plays for everything that we do. We are, however, a […]

RIPP #27: TRICIA MCDERMOTT, FOUNDER/PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, AIRMID THEATRE COMPANY

    If you don’t know what RIPP: Real Inspiration for Playwrights Project, please click here to get some context before reading. I have a feeling not everyone is doing this, as I keep getting emails from playwrights wanting to send me their plays or asking how to get produced which, again, is not the point of […]