Chamber Theatre offers an entertaining world premiere production
Thursday, February 23, 2012
by Damien Jaques, OnMilwaukee.com; "A Thousand Words" is a smart and entertaining drama that deserves to receive more productions across the country. Even off-Broadway should not be beyond its grasp.
Milwaukee Chamber's Witty 'Thousand Words'
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
by Anne Siegel, Shepherd Express; Thankfully, it doesn't take “a thousand words” to describe the world premiere that opened at the Broadway Theatre Center's intimate Studio Theatre on Friday. In fact, only a few will do: “brilliant,” “witty,” “well crafted” and “entertaining.” There's also the word “go,” as in, “go see this show.”
Weekend Update: "A Thousand Words"
Monday, February 20, 2012
by Paul Kosidowski, Inside Milwaukee.com; ...It’s just one of the many cannily rendered scenes in Gwendolyn Rice’s new play, which is receiving its world premiere in a joint production by MCT and Madison’s Forward Theatre...
'A Thousand Words' review: On perception, before and after the shutter clicks
Sunday, January 22, 2012
by Lindsay Christians, 77 Square; How an artist changes the people around him, whether it's with a photograph, a compliment or a famous legacy, is at the core of Gwendolyn Rice's insightful play "A Thousand Words,"
Forward Theater Company premieres thought-provoking A Thousand Words
Saturday, January 21, 2012
by Jennifer A. Smith, Isthmus; ...the production (which moves to Milwaukee Chamber Theatre after its Overture run) is entertaining, thought-provoking and a very welcome chance to see new work.
Radio Milwaukee/Make Milwaukee A THOUSAND WORDS
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
What makes Milwaukee? Theater. Words. Photography. In fact, Milwaukee Chamber Theater's production of A Thousand Words, written by Gwendolyn Rice, is what is making Milwaukee right now.
'A Thousand Words' speaks volumes about art, realism
Sunday, February 19, 2012
by Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but can it ever do justice to the ghosts caught in the frame? Should we even care, as long as the resulting images entertain - and sell?
Journey to 'A Thousand Words' starts with homegrown steps
Friday, February 17, 2012
by Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; "A Thousand Words," Gwendolyn Rice's new play inspired by the great photographer Walker Evans, takes place in Kansas and New York, and involves Cuba. But the Madison playwright's Wisconsin work experiences raised crucial questions she pursues in the play.
Lake Effect interview with playwright Gwendolyn Rice
Thursday, February 16, 2012
WUWM's Bonnie North interviews A THOUSAND WORDS playwright Gwendolyn Rice!
Footlights minute A THOUSAND WORDS
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Watch John McGivern's "Footlights Minute" interview with actress Molly Rhode!
(A Picture is Worth) A Thousand Words
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
by Jenna Kashou, Inside Milwaukee.com;
Just as life can be unexpected, inspiration can also happen at serendipitous or seemingly irrelevant moments. Like reading a newspaper, for example. An article about a set of old photographs by a Depression-era photographer, propelled Madison-based playwright Gwen Rice into a research frenzy back in 2004.
Realities Behind the Fiction
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
“There is no single work of art or literature that summarizes the deep concern with poverty in the 1930s. The work of documentary photographers like Walker Evans may come the closest, in part because the unvarnished humanity of their subjects seemed to transcend its historical moment.” ~Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression, by Morris Dickstein
From First Inspiration to a Life on the Stage: A Timeline
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
2004: Playwright Gwendolyn Rice stumbles upon “a newspaper account of when the photos were found amongst (Ernest) Hemingway’s possessions. I had never heard of Walker Evans, but the story really intrigued me.”
‘A Thousand Words’ considers the power of pictures
Thursday, January 26, 2012
by Lindsay Christians, 77 Square; For Madison writer Gwendolyn Rice, there’s always one character in each of her plays with whom she’s a little infatuated. In “A Thousand Words,” that character is Walker Evans.
Forward Theater’s A Thousand Words blends fact and fiction
Thursday, January 19, 2012
by Andrew Winistorfer, A.V. Club; In A Thousand Words, photographer Walker Evans accepts a government job documenting the lives of dustbowl farmers in 1930s Kansas. At the same time, he also accepts a partner: a reluctant writer named Shirley Hughes who will supply the narrative to accompany his images. Eighty years later, some of Evans's photos are discovered in the personal effects of another writer: Ernest Hemingway.
Picturing the Past
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
by Kate Vaughn, Madison Magazine; Juxtaposing the present day with the 1930s, stories unfold to pose the question: How much is a photograph truly worth?
Gwendolyn Rice's 'A Thousand Words' exposes work of photographer who met Hemingway
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Wisconsin State Journal; How "A Thousand Words" came about: The play was conceived after I read a small newspaper article about the owner of a bar in Key West, Fla. He stumbled upon a treasure trove of books, fishing gear, and personal effects from one of the bar's most famous patrons — Ernest Hemingway. Among these items were a collection of black and white photos taken by Walker Evans.
MCT's Commitment to New Works
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
An interview with C. Michael Wright & Jacque Troy;
Michael & Jacque were recently interviewed about MCT's involvement in the development of A THOUSAND WORDS and our mission to support emerging playwrights.