Artist Series: A Play Is a Poem
Go behind-the-curtain before the performance! Join us for an exclusive, up-close conversation with A Play Is a Poem director Neil Pepe to explore the making of this World premiere.
About the Artist Series
Before the second Saturday matinee performance of every Taper show, our Artist Series includes a talk and question-and-answer session that create a complete theatrical experience for curious and passionate audiences.
About A Play Is a Poem
If the audience laughs it was a comedy. If the audience nods with new understanding it was a drama. If the audience both laughs and nods but can’t say why it’s funny or what they’ve understood, it might be A Play Is a Poem, the new collection of one-acts by celebrated playwright and filmmaker Ethan Coen. The hillbilly hollows of Appalachia, the executive suites of Hollywood, a New York tenement apartment, a magnolia-scented gazebo in Natchez, Mississippi—each holds a different story. Together they make for an eccentric look at life across America as only Ethan Coen (or perhaps Sam Shepard or Mark Twain) could deliver.
An RSVP to the Artist Series event does not include a ticket to the performance. Existing ticketholders are welcome to join us, but must RSVP to attend the Artists Series event.