Category Archives: Interviews

Refusing to Bow Down: Dorothée Munyaneza speaks about “Unwanted”

Maura interviews Dorothée Munyaneza. Her “Unwanted” has its New York premiere at Baryshnikov Arts Center TONIGHT (September 21-22). Her “Samedi Détente” at Under the Radar Festival in early 2016 ripped open the wounds of the genocide in Rwanda. With “Unwanted,” she explores the physical and mental repercussions of rape used as an instrument of war.

The “Violent Ambiguity” of Roberto Bolano

“Roberto Bolano’s appearance in the world is great for Latin American literature, for Latin American writers,” Javier Antonio Gonzalez, playwright and artistic director of the theater company Caborca, told me recently. “Even though his work is celebrated everywhere and people connect to it all over

Upping the Ante: Director Alexis Confer takes Shakespeare to Vegas

Director Alexis Confer is in a groove. After three straight successful productions of Shakespeare’s most well loved comedies, she’s taking on the notoriously ambitious, fantastical and wildly dramatic Cymbeline and staging it as a 90’s fairytale in a Vegas casino. There’s money at stake here,

Playwrights on the Theater Frontier

Daaimah Mubashshir in conversation with fellow playwright Phillip Howze on his play, Frontiéres sans Frontières, at The Bushwick Starr. Playwright Phillip Howze is a name you want to know if you like your theater to have some social electricity. Personally, I prefer a little sizzle