EN ROUTE: Katie Hartke Finds Friendship & Love in Cariani's Plays

EN ROUTE: Katie Hartke Finds Friendship & Love in Cariani's Plays

I first worked on one of John's plays back in 2003, during my first season at HVSF (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival). The theater was experimenting with doing a series of 10-min plays before the actual curtain time for each show, and a short piece of John's called OBSESSIVE IMPULSIVE was included.

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A YOUNG FEMINIST: Actor Emily Wexler Discusses Why Anne Frank is Eternally Inspirational

A YOUNG FEMINIST: Actor Emily Wexler Discusses Why Anne Frank is Eternally Inspirational

Emily Wexler didn’t hesitate when Half Moon Theatre offered her the starring role of Anne Frank in its newest production titled Yours, Anne – a poignant, inspiring adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank. “Not for a second -- I said yes, right away!” Wexler said, flashing her sunny, open smile. “I was really excited to work with Half Moon again and [Director] Michael Schiralli!”
 

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WINNING WOMEN: Pulitizer-Prize Winning Playwrights

WINNING WOMEN: Pulitizer-Prize Winning Playwrights

March is Women’s History Month, so this is the perfect time to recognize the 15 women who have won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, including Frances Goodrich who wrote the first adaptation of Anne Frank's Diary-- The Diary of Anne Frank. Anne Frank herself is a notable female author, with her diary being one of the most famous memoirs in the world and considered one of the top 10 books of the 20th Century.

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