Thursday, July 31, 2008

steppenwolf FIRST LOOK new play panel

I'll be part of Steppenwolf Theatre's First Look Repertory New Play Panel Discussion taking place this Sunday, August 3, at 11:00 a.m. -- most likely in the Steppenwolf Garage Theatre. That's where it was last year and where the First Look Rep takes place, but I never really asked where it was. I make the assumption based on past experience. I think the event is free? Man, I'm not helpful at all. The title of this panel discussion is The Newest New. We're discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the current young generation of playwrights. Panelists include Mark Bly (Alley Theatre - Houston, TX), Jade Lambert-Smith (Alliance Theatre - Atlanta, GA), Ilana Brownstein (Huntington Theatre - Boston, MA), Ed Sobel (Steppenwolf's Director of New Play Development and First Look Repertory mastermind), and Me (representing young whippersnapper playwrights across America who will never know the benefits of Social Security, but that's not one of the challenges we're talking about).