Longtime New Georges affiliated artist & THE LARAMIE PROJECT original cast member Barbara Pitts wrote this lovely article for The Huffington Post while performing in THE LARAMIE PROJECT CYCLE this month at BAM…
Being Judy Shepard: An Actor’s 13-Year Journey to a Character
13 years indeed! Susan got to be one of Barb’s opening night guests in 2000, and Sarah was just getting to know Barb then, directing her in the 2000 Perform-a-Thon at Dixon Place (their piece had to be slotted in before the Saturday matinee!). We were both there last Saturday to cheer Barb on — and see THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER, with Barb as Judy Shepard, for the first time.
Watching almost all the same actors walk onto that lovely, simple set nearly 13 years after the last time and sit in their chairs…. pretty darn moving. Like the whole rest of the show.
Congratulations to Barb, affiliated artist Leigh Fondakowski, and ALL our friends at Tectonic Theater Project!
March 10, 2013
From this: To this! Congratulations, Lucy Alibar, on the trip to the red carpet and your whole amazing year!!! *Lucy and Benh Zeitlin’s Oscar-nominated Best Adapted Screenplay for Beasts of the Southern Wild was adapted from her play JUICY … Continue reading
March 4, 2013
We’re thinking lots about playwright Mallery Avidon and director Lila Neugebauer, New Georges affiliated artists collaborating on Mallery’s play O Guru Guru Guru, or why I don’t want to go to yoga class with you premiering this month at Actors’ Theatre … Continue reading
February 27, 2013
Read all about it! In case it somehow escaped your notice, a January 31 front-page Arts & Leisure story in the Times discussed the rise to prominence of female stage directors — accompanied by some damn glamorous photography, we might … Continue reading
December 28, 2016
Make a gift! Pretty fancy brochure, huh, for a theater company with just one show under its belt? When New Georges was starting, I lived in a loft on the top floor of my in-laws’ business — an all-in-one ad agency. Their … Continue reading