about

I’m an Australian playwright now based in the US. For a full resume, synopses, production photos, reviews and current news, please visit my website.

My plays usually have a social/political bent, but from a poetic perspective–I like to see (and make) theatre that takes me inside a dream or a vision, not message stuff–we get enough of that from politics and advertising.

I’ve been a working playwright for perhaps ten years, involved in many kinds of performance for another ten before that as musician, performer and collaborative deviser. I teach playwriting at Harvard.

Here you’ll find writing on working in the theatre and my plays; some critical reflections; some reviews and thoughts on others’ work (notably Forced Entertainment, an English experimental company I followed around and wrote about for part of my dissertation) and some weird photos and notes on my travels. I hope you enjoy it.

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4 Responses to “about”

  1. Claudia Weill July 15, 2007 at 11:23 pm #

    Dear Christine,
    i am a director from LA interested in yr work- also a harvard grad, and doing a reading July 23 of a new play by Zoe kazan on martha’s vineyard abt her grandfather if u need any distracting from your dissertation. best claudia
    310 467 3310 (see abt reading below)

    F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus)
    Mia Barron, Jason Butler Harner (Coast of Utopia)
    Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd)
    Amy Ryan (Capote)
    Christopher Evan Welch (Romeo and Juliet in the Park)
    in a new play

    ABSALOM
    by Zoe Kazan
    directed by Claudia Weill

    “Happy families are all alike. Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Anna Karenina

    Monday July 23 at 7pm
    The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse
    Reserve seats ASAP – limited seating
    (508) 696-6300

  2. xtine3 July 25, 2007 at 8:21 pm #

    How did the reading go, Claudia? Hope it was fab and I wish I could have come.

  3. Zeitgeist Stage Company March 28, 2008 at 6:21 pm #

    Christine,

    We do not have your email address and wanted to add and invite you to see our upcoming production.

    Thank you!

    How dirty does politics really get? How much “spinning” goes on behindthe scenes, between the lines, and between the sheets? To what lengthswill political adversaries go to win?

    In this quintessential story of political intrigue, a vicious rumor
    about the candidate’s wife threatens to derail his presidential
    campaign. Jerry, the implacable campaign manager, desperately attemptsto uncover the truth and run damage control before the scandal breaks. As he careens through the worst day of his life, Jerry laments the intrinsic flaw of his profession: “Campaigns would be perfect if they didn’t involve candidates.”

    Zeitgeist Stage Company presents the New England premiere of Spin by Robert William Sherwood, from April 18 through May 10 in the Plaza Black Box Theater at the Boston Center for the Arts. Actor Steven Barkhimer, appearing as the uncompromising campaign manager, and director David J. Miller team up again to run on the same ticket, just as they did in the ’05 Elliot Norton Award winning Fringe Theater production of Blue/Orange.

    More information is included in the attached press release and fact sheet.

    The Press Performance is scheduled for Sunday, April 20 at 3 PM.
    However, the press is welcome anytime, should conflicts arise for that specific performance. Performances are scheduled Thursday and Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 4 & 8 PM, and Sunday at 3 PM from April 18 through May 10.

    Publicity photos are also available on request.

    Contact: Amy Rose, 617.759.0306, ZeitgeistStagePress@gmail.com

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