Monday, November 15, 2010

No, really.

I'm fond of telling students in the School of Drama that when they are making work at this conservatory, they are also discovering the collaborators they will want to keep with them for the rest of their lives. Not that there is any shortage of evidence, but this really is true. The latest example: Monday afternoon at the New York Theatre Workshop, alumni Jason Williamson (playwright) and Ed Iskandar (director) continue work begun at CMU.

Jason writes: This freely adapted re-imagining is based on the original classic by Friedrich Schiller. An earlier version received its world premiere at Carnegie Mellon in 2008, but has been developed more recently with the help of Lue Douthit, head dramaturg of Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Incidentally, Lue Douthit visited CMU this semester as a guest of the dramaturgy program, and spoke inspirationally with the dramatic writing and directing students about her work.