The Drama Desk hosted a panel discussion, "ART IMITATES ART: THE ENDURING APPEAL OF THEATER ABOUT THEATER" moderated by Adrienne Onofri.
The panelists were: Jim Brochu, the Drama Desk winning creator and star of Character Man and Zero Hour; T.R. Knight, who was recently seen off-Broadway in Pocatello at Playwright’s Horizons, co-starred in A Life in thTheatre and Noises Off on Broadway, and is probably best known for his role in TV’s Grey’s Anatomy; five-time TONY Award nominee Jan Maxwell, who has played an actress in Follies, The Royal Family and To Be or Not To Be, and starred in City of Conversation last year at Lincoln Center; playwright Sarah Ruhl whose play The Oldest Boy was produced by Lincoln Center this season and her play Stage Kiss was produced last year by Playwrights Horizons (a Pulitzer Prize finalist for In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play and The Clean House); musician, writer and actor Bob Stillman, who appeared in Grey Gardens on Broadway and understudies almost every part in It’s Only A Play, and Jenifer Foote, who appeared in Follies and next month will be in the Roundabout Theater’s revival of On The Twentieth Century.
From Hamlet‘s Players to this season’s Broadway smash It’s Only a Play, actors and the theater have always been favorite subjects on stage. The panel of theater artists discussed the ups and downs of re-creating their professional world on stage.
Photography: Barry Gordin
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