Saturday, September 29, 2012


Playwrights are some of our favorite writers. Centerstage has produced an interesting montage of various playwrights and their “take” on America.


In the spring of 2012, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, CENTERSTAGE asked 50 of the country's leading playwrights to answer a simple question: What is my America? 

These 50 monologues, ranging from the political to the personal, form a tapestry of ideas and explore our particular American moment—the people and notions that make the country what it is today.

The responses, by writers including Anna Deavere Smith, Neil LaBute, Christopher Durang, and Lynn Nottage, will be released on their special My America website:

The first set is now live and the remaining will be released on Tuesdays running through Election Day.

You can sign up to receive updates when each batch of videos are released, join the conversation by sharing the videos and learn about the playwrights.
Here's a sampling of some familiar faces involved in the project:

Top to bottom: Michael Emerson, Carrie Preston, Tracie Thoms