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A Message from Fran Tarr
October 18, 2011, 12:01 pm
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As a direct result of the message of my documentary, brooklyn bridges- to bethlehem & back, the Brooklyn cast members – Ryan, Shan & Fabie – have been selected to represent the United States at the United Nations International Year of the Youth “Take the Leadership” Conference. The Conference happens this year in Jerusalem from November 20 through 23.

Ryan, Shan & Fabie will join youth leaders from over twenty countries in lectures, workshops over the course of the four days, and the group will issue a culminating statement on the positive influence youth leaders can have on their own communities and the larger world.

There are three weeks left for us to raise the funds for the trip to the Conference via Indiegogo, and this is where I am hoping you will help by making a donation and spreading the word to folks you feel may also understand hope amazing this opportunity is for Ryan, Shan & Fabie.

Here is our Indiegogo link: (It’s so, so easy to use) http://www.indiegogo.com/BrooklyntoJerusalem

To get a better look at what brooklyn bridges is all about you can also check-out our website at: www.bbdocumentary.com

Many thanks,

Fran Tarr

Fabie, Shan and Ryan

Now Playing – TheatreNow! Podcast with Paule Constable

Paule Constable is a UK-based lighting designer. She won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Design for A Play for her design work on WAR HORSE. In 2005, she became the first woman to win an Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design, which she followed shortly with two more wins. This season, her designs will appear in three Metropolitan Opera Productions: DON GIOVANNI, ANNA BOLENA, and SATYAGRAHA. Welcome, Paule.

(Season Two, Episode Three, Recorded August 6, 2011)

Hamilton Dramaturgy’s TheatreNow! with Paule Constable

Please enjoy the interview!

The Award-winning Lighting Designer

Read the transcript from the interview here.

A Message from Quiara Alegria Hudes

Here is some great news from Quiara Alegria Hudes, TheatreNow!’s first guest artist.

Dear friends and colleagues,

In 2006, my play (and proudest piece of writing) Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, was produced in New York, directed by Davis McCallum and featuring the outstanding Armando Riesco as Elliot and Zabryna Guevara as Ginny.

The story now continues with the second play in this triolgy. Please join me at Hartford Stage Company in Connecticut for the world premiere of Water By the Spoonful, part two of Elliot’s journey. The role of Elliot will once again be played by Riesco, and Guevara returns, this time as Ginny’s niece, Yazmin. Davis McCallum’s directing looks to be even more engrossing and exciting than last time.

Water By the Spoonful is about addiction, recovery, adoption, and choosing your adult path, all set to John Coltrane’s jazz. It is a large, sprawling piece of work set in Japan, Philly, San Diego, and Puerto Rico. I am very proud of this one.

Here are the details:

Water By the Spoonful

by Quiara Alegría Hudes

directed by Davis McCallum

Hartford Stage Company

October 20-November 13

Featuring Matthew Boston, Liza Colon-Zayas, Demosthenes Chrysan, Zabryna Guevara, Teresa Lim, Armando Riesco, and Ray Anthony Thomas.

For tickets and the performance schedule visit the Hartford Stage Company’s website here. For travel, both the Amtrak Hartford Station and the Megabus Hartford Stations are close to the theater.

Thanks, and I hope to see you there,



Fran Tarr is screening her documentary BROOKLYN BRIDGES- TO BETHLEHEM AND BACK tonight in NYC at 7pm. Please join the celebration. Fran revealed the inspiration and process behind the documentary in TheatreNow’s fourth episode  of Season Two last month. Brava, Fran! Photos are by Alex Nizich.

Watch nine teens' artistic journey


WHERE: Atlantic Theater Company Stage 2 at 330 West 16th Street

(between 8th & 9th Avenues)

WHEN:   Tuesday, October 4 @ 7pm

RSVP:      Fran at ftarr@aol.com or call me @ 212-989-7353

Teen writers and performers featured in the documentary

BROOKLYN BRIDGES- TO BETHLEHEM AND BACK - the writers and performers