In this episode of The Scene, we’re talking about nontraditional theater with our guest Susan Bernfield. Susan is the founder and producing artistic director of New Georges, an award-winning theater company that has produced and developed adventurous new plays by women in New York City since 1992. Her plays and solo performance works have been presented or developed at many venues including Huntington Theatre Company, The O’Neill Conference, Lark Play Development Center and Playwrights Horizons. She serves as president of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York and has appeared on countless panels and in The American Theatre Wing’s Working in the Theatre Series. She is the recipient of an Obie Award for artistic achievement and the 2014 Lilly Award for producing. Listen to hear how Susan produces offbeat work without sacrificing sustainability and how you can even have her work performed in your living room.
The playwright discusses collaborating with Wilson, his former roommate, adapting his Pulitzer-nominated play to film, and some surprising encounters with London's wildlife.
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