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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
U.S.

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

Getting Particular with Site Specific Work

Like many labels, “site specific theater” emerged as a way to understand a new trend that was already underway: plays exploring the untapped potential of non-traditional spaces. Over time, however, the term has expanded to cover a wide range of theatrical events, tied loosely together by being staged anywhere that isn’t a standard stage space. […]

In: Around Town

Tags: NYC, Oh My Sweet Land, PlayCo, Site Specific

Jul 19, 2017
U.S.

Q+A With Oh My Sweet Land Sound Designer Mark Van Hare

As Oh My Sweet Land is being performed in home kitchens and community spaces, it offers a unique opportunity for audience members to be completely immersed in and connected to the play. One element that aids in this immersion is sound design. We talked to Oh My Sweet Land sound designer Mark Van Hare to discuss […]

Tags: Mark Van Hare, New York City, NYC, Oh My Sweet Land, PlayCo, site-specific theatre, Sound Design, The Play Company

Jul 6, 2017
U.S.

Q+A With Oh My Sweet Land Lighting Designer Nicole Pearce

An often overlooked element of theatrical storytelling is lighting. Lighting has the ability to hide, reveal, emphasize, and imbue moments with specific emotions. This week we chatted with Oh My Sweet Land lighting designer Nicole Pearce to learn how she approaches this process. From a design perspective, what do you find compelling about this production? […]

Tags: lighting design, nicole pearce, Oh My Sweet Land, PlayCo, The Play Company, theater, theatre

Jun 29, 2017
U.S.

Q+A with Oh My Sweet Land Scenic Designer Mariana Sanchez

Oh My Sweet Land scenic designer, Mariana Sanchez, faces an exciting challenge: creating a design concept for the diverse range of kitchen spaces throughout NYC in which this production will be performed. This week, we chatted with her about this process. What is your typical design process like and how will it change with this unique […]

Tags: Mariana Sanchez, New York City, NYC, Oh My Sweet Land, PlayCo, set design, site-specific theatre, The Play Company, theater

Jun 26, 2017
U.S.

Conversation with Oh My Sweet Land’s Line Producer Lucy Jackson

Our next production, Oh My Sweet Land, is a unique production that will be taking place in home kitchens and community spaces throughout the five boroughs. How is this possible to execute? We sat down with the production’s Line Producer, Lucy Jackson, to discuss the process of bringing intimate stories into private spaces, the challenges […]

Tags: lucy jackson, New York City, NYC, Oh My Sweet Land, site-specific theatre, theater, theatre

Jun 15, 2017
U.S.

PlayCo Produces OH MY SWEET LAND in a Home Near You

This coming fall The Play Company is producing the U.S. premier of Oh My Sweet Land, written and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi. We can’t wait to introduce you to the work of this incredible theatre artist. Over the next few months, we’ll be using the Hub to explore some of the play’s themes that […]

In: News

Tags: Amir Nizar Zuabi, Oh My Sweet Land, Site Specific, Syria, The Play Company

Jun 8, 2017
Middle East