Culver City Observer -

Playwright To Appear At Douglas Theatre


October 15, 2015

Center Theatre Group presents "Sandbox@CTG: An Open Conversation with Playwright Will Eno," in the rehearsal room at the Kirk Douglas Theatre for a special one-night-only DouglasPlus event on Monday, November 2 at 8 p.m.

Eno, one of the most respected playwrights of his generation and a recipient of CTG's Fadiman Award for Playwriting, will be joined by Dr. Irving Biederman, USC Professor of Neurology and Psychology, to discuss and explore the subject of Eno's next play.

The evening will begin with actor Hugo Armstrong ("Bent" and "Waiting for Godot" at the Mark Taper Forum) reading excerpts from two of Eno's plays, "Middletown," winner of the Horton Foote Prize, and Pulitzer Prize finalist "Thom Pain (based on nothing)," which has been performed all over the world and translated into more than a dozen languages.

Eno and Biederman will then discuss the neurology of storytelling. Why or how has the human brain evolved to create and/or crave story? Is the mind driven toward creating narrative order even where there is none? Where in the brain does this story-making occur?

The discussion will be moderated by CTG's director of new play development, Pier Carlo Talenti. An informal chat and a glass of wine with the audience follows.


This presentation is part of the DouglasPlus programming at the KDT. DouglasPlus provides the flexibility to explore new work and push boundaries through fully and minimally staged events, workshops and readings and traditional and non-traditional performance configurations.


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