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Where PlayCo posts a wide-range of articles, information, and profiles that interest us, inspire us and expands upon shows and events we are working on.

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Meet the Artists: Maho Honda

We are thrilled to introduce the cast of Time’s Journey Through A Room. In this interview series, get to know our actors and what they’re looking forward to as we begin the rehearsal process. MAHO HONDA (Arisa) is making her off-Broadway debut. Originally from Japan, she is an HB Studio alumni and one of the founders […]

In: Meet the Artists

Tags: interview, japan, maho honda, NYC, time's journey through a room, toshiki okada

Apr 17, 2018
U.S.

Meet the Artists: Yuki Kawahisa

We are thrilled to introduce the cast of Time’s Journey Through A Room. In this interview series, get to know our actors and what they’re looking forward to as we begin the rehearsal process. YUKI KAWAHISA (Honoka) has been described by The New York Times as “simple and brutal as a knife to the throat” (Temporary Distortion’s Amerikana […]

In: Meet the Artists

Tags: interview, japan, NYC, time's journey through a room, toshiki okada, yuki kawahisa

Apr 17, 2018
U.S.

Meet the Artists: Kensaku Shinohara

We are thrilled to introduce the cast of Time’s Journey Through A Room. In this interview series, get to know our actors and what they’re looking forward to as we begin the rehearsal process. KENSAKU SHINOHARA (Kazuki) is a dancer and choreographer. Born in Sapporo, Japan, Shinohara moved to New York City after touring with companies Nomade-s, […]

In: Meet the Artists

Tags: interview, japan, kensaku shinohara, NYC, time's journey through a room, toshiki okada

Apr 13, 2018
U.S.

Modernity and Its Discontents: A Sampler of Contemporary Japanese Drama

If our upcoming production of Time’s Journey Through A Room will be your first exposure to contemporary Japanese theatre, then you may be, like me, curious to know more about how Toshiki Okada’s work fits into the larger context of modern Japan. In this post, we explore a few plays spanning the 20th and 21st […]

Tags: akita ujaku, dramaturgy, hideto iwai, playwriting, time's journey through a room, toshiki okada

Apr 3, 2018
Japan

Q&A with Marketing Intern Victoria Fernandes

In this series, we meet and chat with PlayCo’s current cohort of interns! Coming from diverse backgrounds and experiences, our interns provide programmatic and artistic support for almost every department, and learn about what it takes to run a professional off-Broadway company. VICTORIA FERNANDES is the Marketing Intern for the spring 2018 season. Although primarily an […]

Tags: diversity, inclusion, internship, interview, marketing

Mar 20, 2018
New York

8 Podcasts for PlayCo Fans

Want to inject a little more of The Play Company spirit into your daily commute? From the stage to food to society to journalism, listen to some of our favorite podcast episodes (links are in the titles) and share your own with us on social media (@playco)! We’ll collect and feature your recommendations in a […]

Tags: food, nigeria, npr, playwriting, podcast, politics, russia, slate, storytelling, The Moth, the subtext, this american life, ukraine, working

Mar 2, 2018
New York

Censorship and Insensibility: A Brief Update on the State of Free Expression in Russia

If we view freedom of expression through the performing, fine, and literary arts as a litmus test for a fair and free society, the extended house arrest of Russian Theatre director Kirill S. Serebrennikov becomes further indication that the Russian government is once again circling around a harsher and more direct form of arts censorship. […]

In: News

Tags: censorship, free speech, kirill serebrennikov, politics

Feb 6, 2018
Russia

A New Life: Reflecting on Nationalism and Theatre with Abhishek Majumdar

Central to PlayCo’s mission is our International Residency and Studio program, where we invite playwrights from around the globe to develop their work with us. This past November, we hosted Abhishek Majumdar, internationally-acclaimed playwright and director and founding member of the Indian Ensemble, to work on his 2012 play Afterlife of Birds. Afterlife of Birds […]

In: Meet the Artists, Responding to Tragedy

Tags: Abhishek Majumdar, India, interview, playwriting, residency program

Dec 18, 2017
India

Home Sweet Home: An Interview With Oh My Sweet Land Hosts

Linda Morgan, Jan Cantler, and Sarah Frazier are three of our many Oh My Sweet Land hosts who graciously opened their doors to us. Their homes gave us spaces to light, stages to roam, and kitchens to cook in. In this interview we discussed the significance of hosting a show in their own homes, the intimacy of […]

Nov 2, 2017
New York

An Interview With OH MY SWEET LAND Writer and Director Amir Nizar Zuabi

I recently sat down with Amir, our ferocious writer and director for OH MY SWEET LAND. In the blistering heat of this current “fall” season in New York.  We sat down joking about the bizarre heat waves pausing in shared moments in which we wiped away our sweat. Talking with Amir, I was immediately captivated […]

Tags: Amir Nizar Zuabi, article, hub, interview, Oh My Sweet Land, Syria

Oct 24, 2017
New York