Tag: Rinne Groff

Destruction and Rebirth in Coney Island

[Full article published in TDF Stages, July 17, 2018.] How Superstorm Sandy changed the trajectory of Fire in Dreamland Playwright Rinne Groff is obsessed with the obsessed, whether it’s an inventor’s struggle to perfect an early version of television (The Ruby Sunrise), an author’s fixation on the story of Anne Frank (Compulsion) or an aspiring filmmaker’s

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playwrights, critics and scenes

Visions of playwrights and critics can inspire images of dramatic scenes. Colleagues from Chicago tell a story about a certain critic arriving at the lobby of a show and being clocked by playwright unhappy with a negative production review. A colleague in Philadelphia tells of being publicly berated in an area theatre by a similarly

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