Archive for the "James Still" Category

02.Jun.2011 The Peaceful Warrior: What’s Fabulous Got to Do with It

James Still, IRT’s playwright in residence, gave the keynote address at The Cohen New Works Festival at the University of Texas. Read the speech here.

03.Nov.2010 An interview with James Still, director of MARY’S WEDDING

In Mary’s Wedding, the play takes place in a dream and time is not quite linear, but rather bounces around a bit. How did this affect the way you told the story? I think the danger of any play that’s told as a dream with a structure that has the freedom to move fluidly through […]

09.Apr.2010 IRT Playwright-in-Residence James Still to be invested into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre

April 6, 2010 Contact: Jon Whitmore President, San José State University Secretary, College of Fellows of the American Theatre One Washington Square San José, CA 95192-0002 Telephone: (408) 924-1177 Email: sjsupres@sjsu.edu FOUR THEATRE LEADERS TO BE INVESTED AS FELLOWS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE AMERICAN THEATRE APRIL 17, 2010, AT THE KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE […]

22.Mar.2010 Catching up with Constance Macy

Local actor Constance Macy plays Becky in Oxford Financial Group presents BECKY’S NEW CAR.  Making her IRT debut in 1990 and appearing in over 18 IRT productions, she is a familiar face on the IRT stage.  We caught up with Constance during rehearsals for a brief interview. IRT:  What first attracted you to BECKY’S NEW […]

18.Mar.2010 The Production Team for Becky’s New Car

James Still  Director Over his 12 years as playwright-in-residence, IRT audiences have seen James’s plays The Heavens Are Hung in Black, Interpreting William, Iron Kisses, Looking over the President’s Shoulder (twice), The Gentleman from Indiana, Searching for Eden, He Held Me Grand, Amber Waves, And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne […]

Becky’s New Car: Notes from the Artistic Director

BENITA’S NEW PLAY by Janet Allen, Artistic Director It’s a pretty joyous day when we find a smart, insightful contemporary comedy to produce! Sadly, these days, comedy seems to be relegated to serial television and romantic movies—largely disposable forms. The shelf life of a comedy in the theatre isn’t all that long. In part, this […]

Notes from the director of Becky’s New Car

LIBERATION by James Still, Director What if Cinderella goes to the ball and stays past midnight? I have liked, admired, and followed Steven Dietz’s work as a playwright for 20 years, so it’s especially sweet to find myself directing Becky’s New Car. As a student of other writers, there’s nothing like directing a play to […]

04.Nov.2009 IRT Playwright in Residence James Still elected to the National Theatre Conference

IRT Playwright in Residence James Still is a newly-elected member of the National Theatre Conference and was inducted on October 30, 2009 at the historic Players Club in New York City. The National Theatre Conference, founded in 1925, is a cooperative association of distinguished leaders of the American theatre — university, community, and professional.  Membership […]

19.Oct.2009 Review Roundup: The Heavens Are Hung in Black

Here’s a collection of reviews for James Still’s THE HEAVENS ARE HUNG IN BLACK. NUVO Newsweekly Indianapolis Star Indy Theatre Habit Indianapolis Theatre Examiner Fun City Finder StageWrite

16.Oct.2009 James Still: The Hostage Crisis

THE HEAVENS ARE HUNG IN BLACK opened a week ago — and I’ve since been “blog-free” deciding that it was time for others to talk about the play and the production, that it was the audience’s turn to weigh in in all the ways they can, for critics to write their reviews and tell me […]