Douglas Carter Beane, David Henry Hwang, David Ives, Samuel L. Jackson, Kenny Leon Set for Drama Desk Panel Discussion

News   Douglas Carter Beane, David Henry Hwang, David Ives, Samuel L. Jackson, Kenny Leon Set for Drama Desk Panel Discussion
 
The Drama Desk and the Fordham University Theatre Program will present a special panel discussion Nov. 13 at 6:30 PM at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus (Pope Auditorium).

Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson

The discussion, which is entitled Anatomy of a Breakout, concerns the "remarkable trend of breakthrough productions and breakout performances on the New York stage."

Panelists will include Douglas Carter Beane (book writer, Lysistrata Jones), Lewis Flinn (composer/lyricist, Lysistrata Jones), David Henry Hwang (playwright, Chinglish), David Ives (playwright, Venus in Fur), Samuel L. Jackson (actor, The Mountaintop), Dan Knechtges (director/choreographer, Lysistrata Jones), Kenny Leon (director, The Mountaintop and Stick Fly), Jennifer Lim (actor, Chinglish) and Leigh Silverman (director, Chinglish).

This panel discussion will be moderated by Randy Gener, the George Jean Nathan Award-winning editor/critic, and Leslie (Hoban) Blake, the Drama Desk’s vice president.

Fordham University’s Pope Auditorium is located at 113 W. 60th Street, corner of Columbus Avenue. Admission prices range from $5-$20; send RSVPs with first and last names plus number of guests to DramaDeskRSVP@aol.com.

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