Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Workshop THIS!!

posted by Damaso Rodriguez at 10:07 AM
Some highly accomplished American Playwrights and The Dramatists Guild of America are lashing back with full force at Chicago Sun-Times theatre critic Hedy Weiss. From the Dramatists Guild website:

"On August 16, 2006 The Chicago Sun-Times ran a review of Stages 2006, a three-day musical theater festival that had presented eight works-in-progress at the Theater Building from August 11th through August 13th. The review was written by theater critic Hedy Weiss, against the expressed wishes of the festival, which had asked Ms. Weiss not to review any of the works since they were still in the developmental stage."

See the letter from Dramatists Guild president John Weidman here.

Check out responses from the impressive list of Pulitzer and Tony winners here.

Here's the review by Hedy Weiss which concludes its opening paragraph saying, "None of the shows presented last weekend, whether in semi-staged or concert reading style, was ready for prime time."

UPDATE: You can find Hedy Weiss' response within Ed Sobel's post here at the Steppenwolf blog.


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