Director Erica Schmidt Interview in Vogue

“A Drama Desk-, Lucille Lortel-, and BAFTA-nominated director and writer of works for stage and screen, Erica Schmidt has an impressive track record of bringing historical works to bear on their contemporary contexts in original and incisive ways. In this powerful and searching production [of Orpheus Descending], starring Maggie Siff and Pico Alexander, the political aims of the play erupt with clarity and force. We spoke with Schmidt about how the play speaks to the current moment in the United States, the difference between seeing and knowing, and if it’s ever possible to transcend Orpheus’s fateful backward glance at all that’s lost in favor of what may come.”

Read more in Vogue here.

Orpheus Descending is playing through August 6. Click here to learn more and buy tickets.

Posted on July 21, 2023 at 1:34 pm

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