A conversation with playwright Martin Blank and director Elise Thoron There’s plenty to be excited about in the upcoming Page-to-Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center, but one play that’s drawing attention from theatregoers and political watchers alike is American Ensemble Theater’s free staged reading of Martin Blank’s The Law of Return, which will be held […]
David Mamet’s one act paired with Zachary Fernebok’s Navigating Turbulence One of the characteristics of a good play, or a good piece of music, is that it can receive different interpretations and still be successful. A case in point is American Ensemble Theater’s production of David Mamet’s Bobby Gould in Hell, now in its last week at […]
This year, American Ensemble Theater is continuing its policy of $10 tickets. How, we asked Martin Blank, AET’s Artistic Director, can any company do that? And why? With recession jitters and a volatile stock market, now may not be the ideal time to delve into low-cost theater and theater tickets. Then again it might. Every theater’s business […]
The United States is at a crossroads. Terrorists lurk around every corner, a shadow government pulls the country’s strings in secret, and the Church has been invaded by sleazy smut peddlers. That is, according to Christopher Durang.
There is a brilliant bit of dialogue in Lee Blessing’s arms-control drama A Walk in the Woods which encapsulates the heartbreak at the core of the play. Now that the American Ensemble Theater’s production has come to an end I can tell it to you.