Since I’m a playwright. NEW YORK — Imagine you’re a struggling playwright, pecking away at scripts in writer’s colonies and downtown collectives, and a call comes from a top-of-the-line off-Broadway company to say that
Welcome! Bio: Sarah's play Dry Powder premiered at the Public Theater in March of 2016. Please log in, or sign up for a new account to continue reading. For “Dry Powder” has propelled Burgess into the rarefied ranks of dramatists who break through in some of the highest-profile circumstances possible. She lives in Brooklyn.”. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.. That, she says, was her first exposure to the universe of traders and hedge funds. Please purchase a subscription to read our premium content. Dry Powder was a recipient of the 2016 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award, and a finalist for the Blackburn prize. “If the question of the best man wins — if that’s such a central value, how do you reconcile that with concern for people who are going to be put in serious trouble by these actions?” Burgess observes. (Azaria plays the firm’s lead partner, Rick.).
Burgess is a member of the WP Lab and is an Ars Nova Play Group alum. There are many things about this that are not typical for a first-time writer.”, To which Eustis might respond that there is nothing typical about Burgess, either.
This issue coalesces in “Dry Powder” — a term referring to a firm’s monetary reserves to cover future deals — around the clash between two go-getting partners in the equity firm, Danes’ Jenny and Krasinski’s Seth, over how much to fret about the fate of the American workers in the luggage company they’re about to buy. And get this: the actors populating her story of soulless dealmakers who ruminate over buying a company and shipping its manufacturing operations overseas include “Homeland’s” Claire Danes, “The Office’s” John Krasinski and “The Simpsons’ “ Hank Azaria. (It was during a college semester in London, and a course that required her to go to the theater there, that her interests began to segue from a passion for Martin Scorsese and Spike Lee to one for writing plays.). “It’s my first production, period,” Burgess says, sitting recently in the Public’s second-floor bar and restaurant, the Library, which is otherwise empty at this hour of the morning. “For me, it happens once a decade,” Eustis explains in a separate interview.
Sarah Burgess’ new play Dry Powder, directed by Hamilton’s Thomas Kail, will receive its world premiere at the Public Theater next March 1. “She just isn’t that intimidate-able,” the artistic director asserts. She captures the language of that world perfectly.”, Worked on Wall Street? Checking back? Her new play, “Dry Powder,” set in the offices of a Manhattan private equity firm, is a marquee attraction this spring at the Public Theater. In the cause of furthering her research, she says, she asked her father to make her a Christmas present of “Barbarians at the Gate,” the story of the 1988 leveraged buyout and subsequent collapse of RJR Nabisco. “I think I borrowed a cigarette from someone and sat on a bench.” As the high-powered creative team took shape, Eustis himself had some worries, about whether the writer could withstand the pressure of a rehearsal room in which she was the least experienced and known.
Low 34F. Writer for The Tenant (Woodshed Collective) and "Naked Radio," Naked Angels' podcast series. Your current subscription does not provide access to this content. “I was in a daze,” she says.
Several of her test-prep students worked at investment firms like Goldman Sachs. Thank you for using NNY360!
Her play Dry Powder was a recipient of the 2016 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award and a finalist for the Blackburn prize. Other plays include Camdenside (Ground Floor selection, Berkeley Rep; Kilroys List 2015) and FAIL: Failures (ANT Fest). Other plays include Dry Powder, which was a nominee for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, a recipient of the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award and a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Website photos by HudValley Photos, Talya Chalef, Chioke Nassor, Stephen Sanders and SPACE team members. We hope that you continue to enjoy our complimentary NNY360 content. ©2020, GROVE ATLANTIC, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Though she projects an air of placid nonchalance, no one in actuality is more gobsmacked by the turn of events than this daughter of naval officers who was born in Bethesda, Maryland, and raised in part in Alexandria, Virginia. We hope that you continue to enjoy our free content. Partly to mostly cloudy. I’ve been really obsessed with the idea of private equity recently, so, yeah, I’m writing a play about it. Member of the WP Lab; Ars Nova Play Group alum. We hope that you enjoy our complimentary NNY360 content. “They really have been wonderful to work with,” she says of her Public Theater comrades. Chosen by artistic director Oskar Eustis from the piles of unproduced scripts he reads each year, the play has been directed by none other than Thomas Kail, who shepherded to Broadway a little property by the title of “Hamilton.”. Burgess has been a writer-in-residence at SPACE on Ryder Farm and the Cape Cod Theatre Project. “I was fascinated by the culture of the place,” she says, explaining that the idea of moral responsibility and the human consequences of the bankers’ complex, abstract business transactions seemed vibrant ones for a play. Since you viewed this item previously you can read it again.To enjoy all our content, join now!
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Sarah Burgess. “It’s fun to work with people who help you get to something sharper.”. Then test the limits of your powers of imagination even further, with the notion that the actors recruited for the play are 1) the star of a hit espionage series on Showtime 2) the star of an NBC sitcom that has passed into legend and 3) the star who for years has voiced a variety of characters on a celebrated animated series on Fox. SARAH BURGESS Playwright. If you have a subscription, please log in or sign up for an account on our website to continue. Other plays include Camdenside (Ground Floor selection, Berkeley Rep; Kilroys List 2015) and FAIL: Failures (ANT Fest). From Alexandria, VA. What is the project you’re working on at SPACE? Now imagine the company’s esteemed artistic director, in tandem with the director of Broadway’s latest musical mega-hit, decide to mount the play. “I actually spoke to her about it,” Eustis says. Thank you for signing in! You have permission to edit this article. Thank you for using NNY360! Playwright Sarah Burgess attends "Dry Powder" Opening Night at The Public Theater on March 22, 2016 in New York City. And finally, reflect on the fact that Sarah Burgess doesn't have to imagine any of this. And given the profiles of those other participants, she also has on her hands a production running through May 1 that has been sold out almost from the get-go. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Claire Danes, Hank Azaria Join John Krasinski in Off Broadway Play Dry Powder, Christopher Demos-Brown, Sarah Burgess Receive the Laurents/Hatcher Award, Sarah Burgess' SPACE developed play Dry Powder opened at the Public in March 2016, Mailing address: 34 Main St. | Goldens Bridge, NY 10526, Season location: 406 Starr Ridge Rd. She has been a writer-in-residence at SPACE on Ryder Farm and the Cape Cod Theatre Project. Burgess is a member of the WP Lab and is an Ars Nova Play Group alum. Other plays include Camdenside and FAIL: Failures. Bio: Sarah's play Dry Powder premiered at the Public Theater in March of 2016. Sarah Burgess. “My assumption was she had worked on Wall Street,” he says, “because she had an absolutely extraordinary ear. Dry Powder was a recipient of the 2016 Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award, and a finalist for the Blackburn prize. Partly cloudy this morning, then becoming cloudy during the afternoon. Wrong! “So I actually have nothing to compare it with! NEW YORK — Imagine you’re a struggling playwright, pecking away at scripts in writer’s colonies and downtown collectives, and a call comes from a top-of-the-line off-Broadway company to say that it is interested in your play. Log in or sign up for a new account and join now to continue reading. “I read her play and immediately said, ‘We’re producing this.’”, Since the milieu of the 90-minute play is the insular world of private equity, with its own mores and vocabulary, Eustis naturally concluded Burgess had first-hand knowledge of it. Sarah Burgess is a playwright and writer for The Tenant (Woodshed Collective) and Naked Angels podcast series, Naked Radio. “I told her, ‘We’ve got to be sure that just because you’re surrounded by lovely, famous people, you still have to stick up for your play.’” It turned out not to be a problem. “Dry Powder” opened to mixed but encouraging reviews, and Burgess, who’s already ruminating about the next world she wants to infiltrate dramatically — that of Washington lobbyists — seems to feel nothing but gratitude for what’s transpired.
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