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Kristoffer Diaz

Kristoffer Diaz is a playwright whose most recent work, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, tackles another uniquely American marriage of sports and entertainment: professional wrestling.

Crease Patterns: Rajiv Joseph's Animals Out of Paper

Playwright Rajiv Joseph is no stranger to works that tackle volatile, large-scale issues. In late 2007, New York’s Alter Ego Productions presented his play The Leopard and the Fox, an adaptation of an unproduced BBC screenplay about the 1977 political overthrow and subsequent execution of Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas: Tight Embrace

The first thing that leaps to mind when I think of Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, the playwright responsible for Tight Embrace (along with the plays Sleepwalkers and Blind Mouth Singing, among others) is the first time I met him.

In Dialogue

It Feels Damn Good To Speed

It’s brash, it’s loud, and it’s distinctly American. It’s NASCAR, and in the mind of playwright Janet Allard, it’s theatrical gold.


The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2023

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