Playwright: From Page to Stage

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  • About the Film

    Scene from a play by Tarell McCraney.

    Photo by David Sperling

    The process of creating new work for the stage is the focus of this documentary following two outstanding young playwrights — one, an African American from Miami’s inner city; the other, an Indian American from Cleveland — as their work makes the arduous journey from early workshops to fully-staged performances.

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  • Talkback

    Robin Williams rehearses a scene from Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.

    Photo by George Seminara

    Tell us about your theater experience: Have you written plays, been involved in stage production in other ways, or are you simply an avid fan? How did seeing the process of producing plays in the film inspire you?

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