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Tidal Endurance
Sarah Cameron Sunde Brings 36.5 to the Netherlands

It all started with Sandy. Manhattan has been the backdrop of abundant apocalyptic scenes in feature films (and, sadly, in reality on 9/11). A big ape, a whole range of aliens, and even a tsunami (in Deep Impact, 1998) have inflicted major damage on a future version of New York City. But not many people would have imagined that the flooding following the 2012 hurricane could bring the city almost completely to a standstill.

The Samuel French OOB Festival
One Playwright’s Journey

I still remember when I got notice. Flashing in my inbox one afternoon in May, I was told I would be a participant in the 39th Annual Samuel French OOB Festival, a yearly event in NYC that features thirty aspiring playwrights and their one act plays. The news was thrilling; I had submitted plays to the festival three years in a row. Every year came back a nay-say. By 2014, I had essentially written off my chances.

In Dialogue

Boardgames, Burgers and Mortality with Deborah Zoe Laufer

Deborah Zoe Laufer (which is what my friend Deb is called in playbills) is a completely present person, a self-professed science geek with a small army of beautiful frogs, each of whom she loves as much as any friend. She has a husband and two kids, and they are that rare nuclear family that can be enjoyed as individuals or all at once.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2015

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