Upstage Left | Intimate Conversations with New York Theater

An Interview with Playwright: Charly Evon Simpson

March 07, 2019 Season 1 Episode 2
Upstage Left | Intimate Conversations with New York Theater
An Interview with Playwright: Charly Evon Simpson
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Upstage Left | Intimate Conversations with New York Theater
An Interview with Playwright: Charly Evon Simpson
Mar 07, 2019 Season 1 Episode 2
Rachel Lin / Charly Evon Simpson
Rachel speaks with Charly Simpson, playwright of "Behind The Sheet" and "Jump" about her experience writing new plays.
Show Notes

Charly Evon Simpson is the playwright behind the thrice extended Behind The Sheet at Ensemble Studio Theater. A New York Times' critic pick, Behind The Sheet is based on the true story of a group of enslaved black women, and their (uncredited) contributions to modern gynecology.

Her new play Jump is premiering at four theaters across the country with the National New Play Network's rolling world premiere program, including: Playmaker’s Rep (Chapel Hill, NC), Actor’s Express (Atlanta), Shrewd Productions (Austin, TX), and Milagro Theatre (Portland, OR) in 2019-20.

In this episode she speaks with Rachel about what she chooses to write about, the scariest part of the process, and the history teacher who once told her "she wasn't that great of a writer."

Listen through to the end to catch her reading a brief excerpt from Two Glimpses, a piece created for the Oneness Project, Vol III.

For more news & info about Charly at: www.charlyevonsimpson.com

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CREDIT: 
Intro music by David Hilowitz

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