HARD CELL Playwright Brent Askari Talks Comedy

One week into rehearsals for the world premiere of HARD CELL, the cast is doing some great work and our sides are all a little sore from laughing. Playwright Brent Askari has been busy polishing the script and tweaking jokes so they land just right, but he also took some time to share with us some thoughts about what makes things funny and where this play came from.

Why We Make ‘Em Laugh

I watched Miracle on South Division Street six times last week. That's every preview performance plus Saturday's opening night. A lot of my colleagues were surprised to see me in the lobby after the show, night after night. The production had been in great shape even before the first performance - things were going so smoothly, … Continue reading Why We Make ‘Em Laugh