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Will Eno. (Photo by Gregory Constanzo)

Offscript: Jokes and Epiphanies With Will Eno

The playwright of ‘Middletown’ and ‘Thom Pain’ talks about his new Ibsen adaptation, ‘Gnit,’ the often winding pursuit of the self, and the lessons of community.

Offscript, American Theatre’s flagship podcast for a number of years, is back as a Facebook Live chat with the magazine’s editors and special guests as well as an audio podcast.

This week the editors talk to playwright Will Eno (Middletown, Thom Pain, The Realistic Joneses) about his “rough” new adaptation of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, titled Gnit and premiering after 18 months of interruption at Brooklyn’s Theatre for a New Audience. We talk about the impact of the pandemic, the role of jokes in playwriting, the death of parents, and the similarity between Eno’s work and My Little Pony.

You can download the episode here or view the video below:

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