A note on co-translation

Proud Son Large Poster v6-1I’ve been working with my longtime friend and colleague Kyoko Yoshida on a co-translation of Shu Matsui’s terrific play Proud Son. Desdemona Chiang is directing its first English language production at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. It runs from April 26 to 28. Here’s an extended version of the program note we’re including, exploring a moment in co-translation.

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The Dowager to be workshopped in Minneapolis

pwc_logoI’m excited to be working on The Dowager, my play for one woman, at The Playwrights Center, as part of their Ruth Easton New Play Series. we have about 20 hours of rehearsal culminating in a public reading on Monday, April 1st at 7pm. Erik Pearson is directing, and Liz Wisan is playing Tanya. Hayley Finn interviewed me about this workshop here.

Don’t You F*cking Say a Word workshop this week!

JOHN MCENROE USA ANGUISH This week, thanks to Justin Blanchard and Brooklyn Shakes, I’m workshopping a brand new play, “Don’t You Fucking Say a Word”, inspired by a heated moment I had on the tennis court a couple of years ago.  I love this photo of McEnroe – his petulance in it, his frustration. In his tennis tantrums he did seem to turn into a two year old. Not pretty, and not right, but understandable!

The play is explored from the perspective of the men’s girlfriends. We have a terrific cast: Justin, Crystal Finn, David Ross and Molly Ward. Erik Pearson is directing. There’s a reading next Monday the 18th at 7pm in Williamsburg. Visit Brooklyn Shakes for more info!