The Philadelphia Connection (Book)
Conversations with Playwrights
Philadelphia is one of America's most interesting and innovative cities for theatre, rich in new theatres, new plays, and rising playwrights. This book paints a picture of the city's burgeoning scene through interviews with some of Philadelphia's most influential and successful playwrights, including Louis Lippa, Jules Tasca, Arden Kass and more.
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Philadelphia is one of America's most interesting and innovative cities for theater, rich in new theaters, new plays, and rising playwrights. This book paints a picture of the city's burgeoning scene through interviews with some of Philadelphia's most influential and successful playwrights. Featuring interviews with Bruce Graham, Michael Hollinger, Thomas Gibbons, Seth Rozin, Louis Lippa, Jules Tasca, Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon, Ed Shockley, Larry Loebell, Arden Kass, Nicholas Wardigo, Alex Dremann, Katharine Clark Gray, and Jacqueline Goldfinger, the book will be a source of inspiration for playwrights in Philadelphia and far beyond.
B. J. Burton is a playwright whose work has been produced in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Rosemont College.
Chapter 1: A Conversation with Bruce Graham
Chapter 2: A Conversation with Michael Hollinger
Chapter 3: A Conversation with Thomas Gibbons
Chapter 4: A Conversation with Seth Rozin
Chapter 5: A Conversation with Louis Lippa
Chapter 6: A Conversation with Jules Tasca
Chapter 7: A Conversation with Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon
Chapter 8: A Conversation with Ed Shockley
Chapter 9: A Conversation with Larry Loebell
Chapter 10: A Conversation with Arden Kass
Chapter 11: A Conversation with William di Canzio
Chapter 12: A Conversation with Nicholas Wardigo
Chapter 13: A Conversation with Alex Dremann
Chapter 14: A Conversation with Katharine Clark Gray
Chapter 15: A Conversation with Jacqueline Goldfinger
'The Philadelphia Connection is an interesting read, not just for members of the local theater community, but for anyone who would like to get to know the playwrights and the backstories of the works they’ve enjoyed on Philadelphia’s regional stages and beyond.'