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First Look Repertory of New Work 2013 Closing (Theater and Galleries) Member Picks The Short List (Theater)

When: Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 25 2013

There's a neat little feature in the program for this year's First Look Repertory of New Work, at Steppenwolf Theatre. It's called "The Pyramid Challenge," and the way it operates is that each of the three playwrights getting developmental stagings of their scripts is asked ten questions. The first response must be given in one word, the second in two, and so on, yielding an interview that's graphically wide on the bottom and narrow at the top—i.e., a pyramid. Question number one for all the playwrights is, simply, "What is your play about?" Edith Freni and Aaron Carter both answered, "Love"; Janine Nabers went with "Identity." But if you ask me, I'd say the best reply across the board would've been family. After all, it's from their families that the dysfunctional folks in these plays get their rueful-to-completely-fucked-up notions of what love and identity might be. Family is the heart of their various darknesses. Continue reading >>

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