The Silversides Theatre Artists Series 2016 presents American playwright and executive director Neil Wechsler in a talk, “The Dramalogue Series: A Glimpse Backstage."
Buffalo’s innovative Against the Grain Theater Festival has pioneered the production of a forthcoming series of 30 minute-long documentaries which feature behind-the-scenes perspectives on playwrights, actors, and directors working on plays which deserve more attention than they have received. A film crew captures the step-by-step rehearsal process of a table-read. The videos will be released for free online as part of Against the Grain’s Dramalogue series.
Join Neil Wechsler for an exploration of the Dramalogue series in a dialogic session open to all.
Neil Wechsler is the Executive Director of Against the Grain Theater Festival in Buffalo, New York. Neil’s play Grenadine won the 2008 Yale Drama Award, an international prize for emerging playwrights. Edward Albee was the judge. Grenadine was published by Yale University Press and has been produced at Road Less Traveled Productions in Buffalo, SMU in Texas, and UNC-Chapel Hill. Neil’s adaptation of Ibsen’s Emperor and Galilean premiered at Torn Space Theater in Buffalo. It was the American premiere of Emperor and Galilean. Neil’s adaptation of Ibsen’s The Master Builder premiered at Silo City in Buffalo. Neil’s play The Brown Bull of Cuailnge received its world premiere in Toronto, presented by The Room. Neil graduated from Yale University with distinction in Philosophy and Psychology. Neil has spoken about playwriting and literature at high schools and colleges across the United States.