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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

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

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
Christine Bunuan in "Christmas at Christine's" at Silk Road Rising. Photo by Crimson Cat Studios.

From Our Friends At Silk Road Rising and Golden Thread Productions

Our colleagues Jamil Khoury from Silk Road Rising and Torange Yeghiazarian from Golden Thread Productions composed two empowering documents in the interest of more stage work representing the full diversity and humanity of Middle Eastern Americans, “DEAR PRODUCERS AND ARTISTIC DIRECTORS OF THE AMERICAN THEATRE” and “MIDDLE EASTERN AMERICAN THEATRE ARTISTS BILL OF RIGHTS.” The documents […]

Tags: Golden Thread Productions, hub, middle eastern americans, middle eastern theatre, New Playwriting, new theatre, play company, PlayCo, silk road rising

Oct 12, 2017

The Hands that Shape Us: Negotiating Syrian Heritage ​in the Wake of War

By J.J. El-Far I had the privilege of working as a community consultant on the Play Company’s current production of Amir Nizar Zuabi’s Oh My Sweet Land. The process of advocating for the show, and making connections within the Arab-American community and refugee service organizations on behalf of this remarkable production was truly an honor. […]

Sep 21, 2017
New York

But Why This Play? An Interview with “Oh My Sweet Land’s” Nadine Malouf

In a small coffee shop in Brooklyn, I met with Nadine Malouf the actor for our fall production of Oh My Sweet Land. We began later than planned, joking about how the MTA never fails to let us down. As we laughed over some coffee, I, an eager theatre student graduate began a conversation with […]

In: Meet the Artists

Tags: connect, interview, offbroadway, Oh My Sweet Land, PlayCo, risktaking

Sep 7, 2017
New York

Falling in Love in Times of Crisis

Whether it’s a financial meltdown, a bad prognosis, or finding yourself in the middle of a war, life has plenty of crises it can throw at you. But if movies, books, and plays are any indication, there is also potential for these rough patches in life to be fertile ground for love to blossom. In […]

Tags: Oh My Sweet Land, PlayCo, Syria

Aug 3, 2017

A Small Taste of Home: Interview with the Owner of Enoteca Maria

As our search for venues for Oh My Sweet Land began to venture far and wide (in the five boroughs that is) our search brought us to Staten Island. Where we found Enoteca Maria, a restaurant dedicated to displaying different food from various “Nonnas[1]” from around the world. After experiencing an afternoon of incredible Italian […]

In: Around Town

Tags: foodie, New York City, Nonnas, NYC, Oh My Sweet Land, PlayCo, StatenIsland

Jul 27, 2017
New York