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Playwrights John Guare ("Six Degrees of Separation"), David Lindsay-Abaire ("Rabbit Hole") and Donald Margulies ("Dinner With Friends") explore the opportunities with which they were presented and the challenges they faced in transferring their work from stage to screen. Pippin Parker, director of The New School for Drama, moderates the discussion.

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Playwrights John Guare ("Six Degrees of Separation"), David Lindsay-Abaire ("Rabbit Hole") and Donald Margulies ("Dinner With Friends") explore the opportunities with which they were presented and the challenges they faced in transferring their work from stage to screen. Pippin Parker, director of The New School for Drama, moderates the discussion.

    • video
    From Broadway to the Back, Part 1: Making the Deal

    From Broadway to the Back, Part 1: Making the Deal

    Three award-winning playwrights discuss the journey from the Great White Way to the Silver Screen. Moderated by Pippin Parker, director of The New School for Drama.

    • 14 min
    • video
    From Broadway to the Back Lot, Part 2: Breaking the Fourth Wall

    From Broadway to the Back Lot, Part 2: Breaking the Fourth Wall

    In this webisode, the writers explore the opportunities that were presented and the challenges they faced in transferring their work from stage to screen. Pippin Parker, director of The New School for Drama, moderates the discussion.

    • 11 min
    • video
    From Broadway to the Back Lot, Part 3: Adapting Other People's Work

    From Broadway to the Back Lot, Part 3: Adapting Other People's Work

    The writers offer their perspectives on the obligations and intricacies of adapting material they didn’t initially create; making it work for film while staying true to the concept, and dealing with producers, the studios and the original author.

    • 14 min

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