Playwright Jeff Talbott invites us into the process of adapting a female-centered version of Henrik Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People." Where Henrik Ibsen was focused on the dangers of "compacted majorities," Talbott is focused on the reasons that we've stopped talking to each other. The play is being developed in PTC's Play by Play program and will be read this Friday, March 13th @ 7:30pm and Saturday, March 14th @ 2pm & 7:30pm in the Babcock Theatre.
JEFF TALBOTT (Playwright) Jeff Talbott’s play i was developed in Pioneer Theatre Company’s Play-by-Play Series and subsequently produced by PTC in 2018. His play A Public Education was also seen in Play-by-Play and was a finalist for the 2015 O’Neill Playwrights Conference. Other plays: The Submission (Off-Broadway – MCC Theater; Laurents/Hatcher Award and Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award for New American Play; published and licensed by Samuel French); The Gravedigger’s Lullaby (Off-Broadway – TACT/Theatre Row; published and licensed by Dramatic Publishing); Civics and Humanities for Non-Majors (2018 O’Neill Finalist; Montclair State University and last fall at Utah State Univeristy); Joseph Cook (2019 O’Neill Finalist); Three Rules for the Dragon (2017 O’Neill Finalist), How to Build a City, Elliot and All the Stars in the Midnight Sky. He writes musicals with composer Will Van Dyke; as a musical theatre writing team they were finalists for the 2019 Fred Ebb Award. Jeff graduated with honors from the Yale School of Drama.