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Halley Feiffer

(Playwright/Cat). Playwrights debut. Plays include I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard (Atlantic, OCC nomination), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City (MCC), How To Make Friends and Then Kill Them (Rattlestick), and Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow (Williamstown, MCC). Acting credits include A Funny Thing Happened… at the Geffen; Broadway revivals of The Front Page and The House of Blue Leaves (Theater World Award); Tigers Be Still (Roundabout, Drama League nomination); and films like The Squid and the Whale, Gentlemen Broncos and He’s Way More Famous Than You, which she co-wrote. TV writing includes “Kidding” (Showtime), “Mozart in the Jungle” (Amazon), and pilots for FX and TNT.

(Updated Mar 2019)

Reviews

Playwrights' Perspectives

Playwright’s Perspective: The Pain of My Belligerence

This play aims to explore the corrosive effects of the patriarchy on women and men alike — to examine the culture that has created the phenomenon of toxic masculinity and its insidious effects, and to start imagining ways we can break free.

Essay

The American Voice: Hard Laughs

This aching world is penned by a writer who’s a connoisseur of the purest laugh, the highest joke, the laugh that can laugh at that which is unhappy. It makes the medicine go down. (Adam Greenfield, Associate Artistic Director)

Essay

Halley Feiffer: A Retrospective

As a writer and actor in theater, television, and film, Halley Feiffer has a reputation for excavating the darkest depths of the human condition. (Lizzie Stern, Literary Manager)
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