Documenting My Story as an Autistic Playwright

Documenting My Story as an Autistic Playwright

Those who know me best know me as a playwright, screenwriter, self-producing artist, reviewer, blogger, and occasionally as an actor and poet, among other things. They know that on the rare occasions when I’m not writing and producing, I’m most likely to be found scrolling through my laptop while drinking way too much coffee. Or they may know that even to this day, I’m a lifelong fan of The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Batman, and Harry Potter, among other things.

Chances are, they also know me as someone who has struggled with anxiety, episodes of depression, and an autism spectrum disorder once commonly referred to by doctors as Asperger’s syndrome.

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Being a Working Playwright at 100: An Interview with Playwright Paul Manuel Kane

Being a Working Playwright at 100: An Interview with Playwright Paul Manuel Kane

It’s often said that it’s never too late, and that you’re never too old, to pursue your goals and make your dreams come true. However, as many artists find, it doesn’t get any easier as you get older, as it always seems that producers are consistently looking for the next “big thing”. Yet if there’s any living playwright who seems to defy that notion today, it’s Paul Manuel Kane, whose full-length play My Name is Sam recently premiered at Manhattan Repertory Theatre in February 2019, and is still hard at work on writing new plays to this day…just after turning 100 years old!

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Local Theatre Costumers are Criminally Underappreciated

Local Theatre Costumers are Criminally Underappreciated

We all know the most central creative roles in any theatrical production. There is the playwright, who is the prime artist responsible for creating a show to produce. There is the director, who – after reading the script and interpreting it – creates his or her own unique vision for the show, and then is responsible for executing it. Finally, there are the actors, who bring the show to life through the characters – some of which may be vastly different from their real-life personas – that they each portray during the performance.

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