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This edition: Playwright/Director (Fall 1996)

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 24, 1996.

The panel - director Melvin Bernhardt (The Blues Are Running), playwright David Henry Hwang (Golden Child, M. Butterfly), composer Mary Rodgers (Once Upon A Mattress), playwright Nicky Silver (Fit To Be Tied), director David Warren (Fit To Be Tied), and choreographer Marlies Yearby (Rent) - discuss how directors collaborate with playwrights, how actors may influence how a role is written, the purpose of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers union and Dramatists' Guild, and the panelists' individual education and training.

Guest List

Melvin Bernhardt Director

David Henry Hwang Author

Mary Rodgers Actress

David Warren

Marlies Yearby Director, Choreographer