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Leigh Silverman

Broadway: David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish; Lisa Kron’s Well. Recent world premieres: The Madrid (MTC); No Place to Go (Public Theater); In the Wake (Center Theatre Group/Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The Public Theater, Obie Award, Lortel nomination); Chinglish (Goodman Theater, Jeff nomination; West Coast/Hong Kong tour); Go Back to Where You Are (Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award); From Up Here (MTC, Drama Desk nomination); Yellow Face (Center Theatre Group/The Public Theater); Coraline (MCC/True Love); Blue Door (Playwrights Horizons); Hunting and Gathering (Primary Stages); Beebo Brinker Chronicles (Hourglass Group/37 Arts); Creature (New Georges/P73); Well (The Public Theater; Huntington Theatre; ACT); Oedipus at Palm Springs (NYTW); also Golden Child (Signature Theatre) and Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Second Stage Theatre); and many regional productions.  West End: Wit.   She is currently directing Tanya Barfield's The Call for Playwrights Horizons and Primary Stages. (As of March 2013)

Interview

Tim Sanford and Daniel Goldfarb

Tim: How did you become a playwright? Daniel: I started writing short stories as soon as I could write, when I was seven or eight years old. I went to the school of the arts in high school, and I was a drama major. And there was a one act play festival of student written, acted, and produced plays, and I wrote a play in eleventh grade, and it got picked, and it was really a life changing moment. I knew immediately that I wasn’t an actor, that I was a writer. So I had three plays produced in a row, and I applied to NYU and came to New York to study playwriting. Then I went to grad school at Juilliard.