Category : From the Empathy Gym

A Note from ‘I Was Right Here’ Playwright Julia Brothers

A Note from ‘I Was Right Here’ Playwright Julia Brothers

When I first started writing this piece in 2018, it was to be a one-character play driven by high tech effects, an experimental bent, and a more...

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Notes from the Empathy Gym – March 2021

Notes from the Empathy Gym – March 2021

They are calling this the age of disinformation – the systematic and knowing flooding of the airwaves with false statements – the countless...

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Notes from the Empathy Gym – February 2021

Notes from the Empathy Gym – February 2021

To say it has been a crazy time this last 11 months, is to beg the obvious. Our heads are reeling from the pandemic, from the election and from all...

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Songs for a New World: A Note from the Artistic Director

Songs for a New World: A Note from the Artistic Director

Its emphasis on breaking past barriers to discover hope and redemption has made me a fan of Songs for a New World since it first appeared. It's...

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The Jewelry Box: A Note from the Artistic Director

The Jewelry Box: A Note from the Artistic Director

More than ten years ago, our late amazing publicist, Anne Abrams, introduced us to Brian Copeland and got me on his weekly radio show to promote our...

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Art: A Note from the Artistic Director

Art: A Note from the Artistic Director

When Art was first produced on Broadway 22 years ago, it was a brilliant fable about male friendship. An affectionate satire, written by a woman,...

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From the Empathy Gym – August 2020

From the Empathy Gym – August 2020

The Reports of Theatre’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated. Is the theatre really dead? – Paul Simon When Mark Twain wrote his famous...

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From the Empathy Gym – July 2020

From the Empathy Gym – July 2020

Empathy Into Action We hoped the coronavirus pandemic would teach us something. Surely, some good would come from the fact that it has touched all...

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From the Empathy Gym – May 2020

From the Empathy Gym – May 2020

Essential Business We’ve been hearing a lot about essential businesses that have needed to be open during our “shelter in place” period....

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Notes from the Empathy Gym – April 2020

Notes from the Empathy Gym – April 2020

Right about now, I’m sure many of us are feeling pretty small, isolated, many of us alone, feeling defeated by a microscopic single cell...

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