Issue 4: From Broadway to the Back Lot

You’ve won a Tony Award… or a Pulitzer Prize… or both…
But what happens when Hollywood calls?

Playwrights John Guare (Six Degrees of Separation), David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), and Donald Margulies (Dinner With Friends) explore the opportunities that were presented and the challenges they faced in transferring their work from stage to screen. Pippin Parker, director of The New School for Drama, moderates the discussion.

From Broadway to the Back Lot: Part I — Making the Deal

Three award-winning playwrights discuss the journey from the Great White Way to the Silver Screen. Moderated by Pippin Parker, director of The New School for Drama.


From Broadway to the Back Lot: Part II — Breaking the Fourth Wall

The playwrights explore the opportunities that were presented and the challenges they faced in transferring their work from stage to screen. Pippin Parker, director of The New School for Drama, moderates the discussion.


From Broadway to the Back Lot: Part III — Adapting Other People’s Work

The writers offer their perspectives on the obligations and intricacies of adapting material they didn’t initially create; making it work for film while staying true to the concept, and dealing with producers, the studios and the original author.


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