Sunday, November 6th at 4pm NYC
Todd Solondz will talk with playwright Thomas Bradshaw (the upcoming Burning at The New Group) about how to write about subjects that others won't touch. As a writer and director, Todd Solondz is known for unflinching, darkly funny storytelling and graphic depictions of behaviors that somehow reveal the humanity beneath. Fellow New Jersey native Thomas Bradshaw, whose plays are similarly daring explorations, will discuss with Solondz his strategies for delving into the things no one wants to talk about.
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What is Dark Nights at The New Group?
Dark Nights at The New Group offers unique programming and enlightened conversation to complement and coincide with our company’s mainstage productions. In four to six events each season, Dark Nights seeks to create a forum for public conversation and dialogue between artists and audience, thereby enhancing the cultural landscape. Past events have featured luminaries such as F. Murray Abraham, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Eric Bogosian, Zoe Caldwell, David Henry Hwang, Tony Kushner, Martha Plimpton, Hal Prince and Wallace Shawn. Topics have ranged from gay adoption (in an event hosted by Rosie O’Donnell alongside our musical The Kid) to an evening highlighting Sam Shepard’s work (led by Ethan Hawke with music by the composers from A Lie of the Mind), to a panel on documentary theatre (featuring Marc Wolf performing Another American, his OBIE-winning play first produced at The New Group).
Todd Solondz has directed Welcome to the Dollhouse, Happiness, Palindromes , Storytelling, Life During Wartime, and the upcoming Dark Horse.
Thomas Bradshaw: recent plays include Mary (The Goodman Theater); The Bereaved (Partial Comfort Productions, and subsequently produced at The State Theater of Bielefeld in Germany); Southern Promises (P.S. 122); Dawn (The Flea Theater); Job (The Wilma). He is the recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship, the 2010 Prince Charitable Trust Prize, and a 2011 New Voices New York Fellowship from the Lark Play Development Center. Prophet, Strom Thurmond Is Not A Racist, Cleansed, Purity, Dawn, and Southern Promises are all published by Samuel French, Inc. A German translation of Dawn was presented at Theater Bielefeld and the National Theatre of Mannheim in Germany. Bradshaw is an Assistant Professor in the MFA program at Northwestern University. He has been featured as one of Time Out New York’s ten playwrights to watch and Best Provocative Playwright by The Village Voice. He was the Playwright in Residence at The Soho Theatre in London.