New Perspectives: Page To Stage—The Craft of Adaptation

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April 23
at 5:00pm

Page to Stage: The Craft of Adaptation, a New Perspectives Series panel discussion features playwright and director Vincent Murphy, and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. The conversation immediately follows the culmination of the one-day creative writing workshop, Page To Stage, led by Murphy from 1 to 4 p.m., and will be facilitated by Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz.

The panel centers on a discussion of the art of adaptation; taking different types of literature and adapting it into plays and films. Two heavyweights of the art form discuss their respective approach: Vincent Murphy, the celebrated playwright and director, and the renowned playwright and Sag Harbor resident Robert Schenkkan, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, who has written several adaptations himself and has shepherded numerous new works from conception to production throughout his career, will join the conversation.


Robert Schenkkan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, Tony Award-winning, Writer's Guild Award-winning, three-time Emmy-nominated writer of stage, television, and film. He is the author of fourteen original full-length plays, two musicals, and a collection of one-act plays. He co-wrote the feature film, Hacksaw Ridge (six Academy Award nominations) and The Quiet American, and his television credits include: All The Way, The Pacific, The Andromeda Strain, and Spartacus.

Vincent Murphy is an internationally recognized playwright/director/artistic director and the author of Page to Stage: The Craft of Adaptation. He has worked at several major theaters including Sundance and The London Actors Center. His book guides you to successfully adapted from an array of novels, short stories, poems, autobiographies, and essays, by widely diverse writers.

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