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A Conversation with ‘Sons of the Prophet’ director, Peter DuBois

Posted on: September 28th, 2011 by Education @ Roundabout

 

Ted Sod, Roundabout’s Education Dramaturg, interviewed director Peter DuBois to discuss The Sons of the Prophet.

Ted Sod: How did you get involved in this production and collaboration with Stephen?

 

Peter DuBois: The collaboration was in many ways an arranged marriage. Robyn Goodman and Todd Haimes were talking with Stephen about who he might want to work with on the show and they sent me the script. I really loved it. Stephen and I met and really hit it off. We had a subsequent dramaturgical conversation where we talked about the play and I gave him my thoughts on where I thought the draft was.  We talked about the sense of direction we wanted to head in and we were very much on the same page about it.

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Kahlil Gibran and “The Prophet”

Posted on: September 28th, 2011 by Education @ Roundabout

 

Kahlil Gibran, author of The Prophet, was born into an impoverished life in Basharri, Lebanon in 1883. From the time Gibran could walk, he would seek out paper to draw on, and if he was unable to find paper, he would use his chalk to draw on the walls of his home.  Unable to afford a formal education, the village priest taught Gibran biblical stories and legends of Lebanon.

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A Conversation with ‘Sons of the Prophet’ playwright, Stephen Karam

Posted on: September 28th, 2011 by Education @ Roundabout

 

Ted Sod, Roundabout’s Education Dramaturg, interviewed playwright Stephen Karam to discuss The Sons of the Prophet.

Ted Sod: Will you give us some background information on yourself? Where are you from? Where were you educated? When did you decide to become a playwright and why?

 

Stephen Karam: I grew up in Scranton, PA. I attended a public high school, then majored in English at Brown University.  I never really decided to become a playwright, there was no turning point, per se. I never went to grad school to study playwriting, so part of me wonders…maybe I haven’t decided yet?  I discovered theater around middle school and have been drawn to it ever since.

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