Archives for November 2013

Screenplay for LA Producer

Screenplay for LA Producer Jeannette York — PROJECT COMPLETE

BWW Reviews: Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company’s CARNIVAL ROUND THE CENTRAL FIGURE is Bold and Innovative

Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company is currently producing Diana Amsterdam’s new, darkly comic drama CARNIVAL ROUND THE CENTRAL FIGURE. As part of their mission, Mildred’s Umbrella puts on “bold, innovative and fresh theatrical works,” and CARNIVAL ROUND THE CENTRAL FIGURE perfectly upholds this banner. The work is a cacophony of noise and events told in a […]

Carnival ‘Round the Central Figure: A Dying Man and a Cynical Televangelist

  Playwright Diana Amsterdam creates vivid characters, the preacher for one, and Maryanne, the hospital psychologist, is another. We first meet her lecturing on survival, and holding out the remote chance that death is not inevitable. She is portrayed by Courtney Lomelo – I relished her take on Maryanne – a bit insane but wonderfully […]