A Play about David Mamet Writing a Play about Harvey Weinstein

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A Play about David Mamet Writing a Play about Harvey Weinstein

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  • Emma Bilderback:
    14 Jul. 2022
    Wow. Rarely do I read something so intensely self-scrutinizing and self-aware. Even less common is when accompanied by scathing criticisms of the misogynist theater culture and the men it creates and uplifts. Rarely have I ever read something that I felt so desperately needed to be seen by as many people as possible. There is an urgency in this play that is contagious. An incredible piece.
  • Elenna Stauffer:
    14 Jul. 2022
    A furious takedown of institutional misogyny, generally, and sexists and sexual predators specifically (really, really specifically!), the play turns its many-faceted gaze also on the ways patriarchy creates complicity in white cis women. Dratwa spares almost no one, and yet the play provokes not only rage, but also uncontrollable laughter and still somehow manages to land on a rousingly optimistic note. The premise is bananas, and yet APADMWAPAHW sticks the landing and more. This play makes me hopeful for theatre and for people. I can't wait until I can see it performed somewhere.
  • Maxwell Johnson:
    15 Jun. 2022
    A challenging and arresting self-reflection in 90 minutes. Dratwa brings to the table what it means to be an artist, to be inclusive, to be challenged on that performative inclusiveness, and to truly say what you feel. Not shying away from the uncomfortable, the satirical, or the violent, Dratwa creates a world where nothing is taboo or too far; a truly wonderful work that will leave the audience thinking.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Rattlestick
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    2019
  • Reading
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    Young Vic (London)
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    2019
  • Workshop
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    Berkeley Rep - Ground Floor
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    2019
  • Workshop
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    Playwrights' Center
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    2019
  • Residency
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    Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellowship
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    2019