Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR, announce the third event in the series, TCG Playwrights in Conversation: Discussions and Readings – In Conversation with Anne Bogart.
In celebration of TCG's 50th anniversary, four events featuring conversations with TCG authors and featured artists are being presented at The Greene Space, WNYC and WQXR's innovative broadcast studio and performance venue.
On Monday, March 5 at 7pm, the series continues with In Conversation with Anne Bogart. As Artistic Director of Siti Company, Anne Bogart has conducted a series of intimate interviews with major artists and cultural thinkers in front of a live audience at Siti Company's New York rehearsal studio. In these extraordinary conversations, Bogart and her guests have discussed such free-ranging topics as the driving forces in their work, the paths their lives have taken and their visions for the future of the field. Bogart will be in conversation with playwrights Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive, The Baltimore Waltz, The Mineola Twins) and two-time Pulitzer Prize-finalist and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House, Eurydice, Dead Man's Cell Phone), who studied under Vogel at Brown University. The evening will conclude with all three playwrights signing copies of their work. The event will be available online as a live video webcast at http://www.tcg.org/fifty/playwrights.cfm and at www.thegreenespace.org.
"TCG is dedicated to raising public awareness of important voices in theatre, and TCG Playwrights in Conversation gives us the opportunity to hear directly from the playwrights themselves. Our collaboration with The Greene Space allows us to share this conversation with a wider audience," said Teresa Eyring, Executive Director of TCG. "From Anne Bogart's work with Viewpoints to Paula Vogel's playwriting bake-offs to Sarah Ruhl's convention-bending stage directions, these three seminal artists have expanded the creative possibilities of American theatre."
"The Greene Space was built on the ethos of a kind of hothouse to engage audiences from around the corner and around the world with great artists and thinkers, such as Anne Bogart, Paul Vogel and Sarah Ruhl," said Indira Etwaroo, Executive Producer, The Greene Space. "We are delighted to celebrate TCG's 50th Anniversary with them by presenting this dynamic and exciting conversation series."
This event also marks the launch of Conversations with Anne, a new book that captures Anne Bogart's conversations withartists and thinkers like JoAnne Akalaitis, Lee Breuer; Ben Cameron, Martha Clarke, Oskar Eustis, Zelda Fichandler; Richard Foreman, André Gregory, Bill T. Jones, Tina Landau, Elizabeth LeCompte, Eduardo Machado, Charles L. Mee, Jr., Joseph V. Melillo, Meredith Monk, Mary Overlie, Peter Sellars, Molly Smith, Elizabeth Streb, Julie Taymor, RoBert Woodruff and Mary Zimmerman. The book will be available for purchase at the event, and Anne Bogart will be signing copies.