Episode 163 – Award Winning Playwright, Daniel Goldfarb
I met Daniel Goldfarb back in 1997 when I company managed a workshop of Parade. Daniel was Alfred Uhry’s (who wrote the book) assistant, and I remember people saying . . . “That kid that is booking Alfred’s travel and getting his lunch? He’s going to be a major playwright someday.”
That someday is now, as Daniel’s plays have been produced at every major regional theater in the country, from Williamstown to MTC (more than once) to Playwrights and beyond. I mean, most young playwrights would kill for a show at just ONE of those theaters! He attended both NYU and Julliard and now is on the faculty at NYU.
We had a great time together on this podcast, reminiscing about our days on Parade and also talking about . . .
- NYU or Julliard . . . which program did he like better? 🙂
- Why he writes at coffee shops.
- How he was discovered and how he dealt with the first show not getting all the way to Broadway.
- Critics . . . why they are important, and what he wishes for theatrical criticism in the future.
- How he markets himself, and why it’s challenging.
Daniel has already made quite an impact on the NY theater scene and beyond. But just like someone whispered his potential to me years ago, let me be the one to tell you, his success so far is only the beginning.
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