Posts made in April, 2015

A Q&A With JayC Stoddard, “Rabbit Hole” Director

What attracted you to direct “Rabbit Hole”? “Rabbit Hole” had already been chosen as a production for Utah Rep by the time I joined the board. When I saw that no director had yet been attached to the project, I immediately volunteered. “Rabbit Hole” is a script that I was already familiar with and have been in love with since around 2009. I was already familiar with these characters and their situation and thrilled with the prospect of being allowed to tell this story. How has the instructions from the author shaped your direction of “Rabbit Hole”? Only slightly. Of course I...

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“Rabbit Hole” Honored With Pulitzer But Was Not Nominated for the Award

“Rabbit Hole” Honored With Pulitzer But Was Not Nominated for the Award

It was wholly unexpected that David Lindsay-Abaire would be awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for drama for writing “Rabbit Hole.” Because it had not been nominated.

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Tips to Budding Playwrights from David Lindsay-Abaire

Tips to Budding Playwrights from David Lindsay-Abaire

It wasn’t until David Lindsay-Abaire enrolled at Juilliard in the late 1990s that he found true playwriting mentorship with playwrights Christoper Durang and Marsha Norman, whose work he had admired since high school. He was struck by the fact that the pair spoke to students as if they were peers.

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An Overview of “Rabbit Hole”—With an Author Q&A

An Overview of “Rabbit Hole”—With an Author Q&A

It is easy to miss the beauty of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play “Rabbit Hole.” Somewhat old-fashioned in its structure, the play takes place almost entirely in one house. Conversations are everyday, peppered with occasional references to real people (John F. Kennedy Jr. and Matt Lauer are name-dropped). Time passage between scenes is minimal, with the most significant jump occurring during the intermission between Acts I and II. Excluding a few minor theatrical touches, not much happens in “Rabbit Hole” in the way of big events. Yet its simplicity has been a...

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Praise for the Broadway Production of “Rabbit Hole”

Praise for the Broadway Production of “Rabbit Hole”

“David Lindsay-Abaire has crafted a drama that’s not just a departure but a revelation — an intensely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion and searing honesty.”—Variety.

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Meet the Playwright: David Lindsay-Abaire

Meet the Playwright: David Lindsay-Abaire

The Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-honored David Lindsay-Abaire includes not only the highly acclaimed “Rabbit Hole” on his resume but also “Good People.” In addition, he’s a successful screenwriter. And Broadway musical lyricist librettist, with a popular musical with a name that my surprise you.

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