Garrett Lee Hendricks, left and Ezra Knight in Robson’s PLAYING THE ASSASSIN.
David Robson was a football fan growing up. He still remembers that preseason game in 1978, when Jack Tatum of the Oakland Raiders, hit Darryl Stingley of the New England Patriots so hard that it rendered him a quadriplegic.
In 2010, Robson learned of Tatum’s death from his obituary, which was titled, “Jack Tatum, Whose Tackle Paralyzed Player, Dies at 61.” Robson began to contemplate the idea of being remembered, and the tragedy of being remembered by a single incident, whether good or bad, when an individual was alive for so many years.
From that, an incredible play was born.
To read the full interview, which captures the true inspirations of the story and Robson’s feelings, click HERE.
Hartford, CT – “Get swept into the devastating verbal and physical encounter between two men determined to put the past at rest by whatever means at their disposal.”
David Robson‘s PLAYING THE ASSASSIN, based on the true story from 1978, when Oakland Raider star Jack Tatum tackled New England Patriot wide receiver Daryl Stingley with such force that Stingley never walked again. Here, the action picks up two and a half decades later, when Frank Baker is given a golden opportunity: CBS wants him for a pre-Super Bowl interview where, for the first time, he will confront Lyle Turner on air.
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WE ARE PUSSY RIOT, by playwright Barbara Hammond, has been selected as one of the five new plays for the 25th Season of The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF). WE ARE PUSSY RIOT, commissioned by CATF, makes its world debut at the Festival. The play tells the story of five young women that walked into Moscow’s Church of Christ the Savior and offered up a punk prayer to the Mother God: “Virgin Mary, Chase Putin Away!” Their act made them enemies of Church and State, and revolutionary artists in the eyes of Western media. This story speaks to their struggles and the power of the human spirit.
To read more about the CATF, please visit the full article HERE.
3/10/2015 – The Asociación de Periodistas de Teatro (APT) recognizes Álvaro Guerrero and Cecilia Suárez as Mexico’s Best Actors. Mark St. Germain‘s FREUD’S LAST SESSION, which starred Sergio Kleiner and Dario T. Pie, won Best Work during the XXXII awards. The awards went out to the best of theater from 2014.
The staging that produced Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo beat SUBJECT and MASTER CLASS, works also included in the category. FREUD also received the Best Director award for José Caballero.
At the stage to collect the award, Ortiz de Pinedo said that this project could only have been a success because of the work of everyone on the project, including the two splendid actors, who delivered a wonderful display of the text.
PALOMA, written by Anne García-Romero, directed by Alan Freeman, and produced by The Latino Theater Company will preview on May 28th-29th. Opening night will be May 30th.
Synopsis: Peace among Muslims, Christians, and Jews? It happened once, in Spain, for several hundred years, why couldn’t it happen again? When NYU students Ibrahim and Paloma study an ancient Muslim treatise on the art and practice of love, they debate the complexities of romantic relationships while falling into one. When tragedy strikes this interfaith romance, it tests the limits of love in a post-9/11 world and Ibrahim must seek the help of his friend Jared, a young Jewish attorney, to clear his name.
For more information, please visit the Los Angeles Theatre Center’s website: http://thelatc.org/upcoming-shows/paloma/