What’s Happening Now?

Howard Meyer’s characters behave in surprising, recognizable, inevitable, sometimes even tragic fashion; we understand their yearnings, want the best for them, and dread the unfolding trauma. His dialogue is enormously fresh and alive. I love Howard’s writing.

 -Craig Lucas (Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright, Prelude to a Kiss, Dying Gaul)

Mr. Meyer has worked with me and made an invaluable contribution through his perceptive analysis of text and performance.  Howard has a strong talent and considerable skill. His vision of theatre, both as a vehicle of personal truth as well as moral force in the community is one that I completely identify with.

– Athol Fugard, Tony award winning Playwright

Howard’s newest play, SENESCENCE, a semifinalist for the 2017 O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference, was produced at Axial Theatre November 2018 directed by James Fauvell.

PAINT MADE FLESH, a semifinalist for the 2016 O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference, was workshopped at Steppenwolf in February 2018 and received its first performances at the Cell Theatre June 2018 directed by Cady McClain featuring Meredith Garretson, Stephen Grush, and David Lanson. http://www.paintmadeflesh.com

Axial Theatre presented MAYBE NEVER FELL November 2016 directed by Jenn Haltman, featuring Spencer Aste, Sara Hogrefe, David Lanson and Dominic Russo. The play was then presented as a Staged Reading in January 2017 at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre

How Many Generations does it take to unburden yourself from the guilt and atrocities of the past?

Here is the Axial commercial for the play:

 

25th Frame/Wandering Monk Productions re-optioned Howard’s play Lost In Paradise for a motion picture.

Howard is one of the recipients of the ArtsWestchester “50 for 50” award, honoring 50 artists that have made significant contributions to the Westchester County, NY artistic landscape.

A workshop of RADIANCE was presented at the Drama League March 16-20, 2015, directed by John Michael Diresta and produced and cast by the Jenn Haltman- Ella Dershowitz, Gilbert Cruz, Lou Liberatore, Sheilagh Weymouth.

RADIANCE was produced at Axial Theatre in the spring of 2013, directed by Chris Grabowski, featuring Obie Award winning actor Chris McCann with Gilbert Cruz, Sofia Lauwers and Rachel Ann Jones.

Here is a what the Journal News had to say:

“Hopi kachina dolls, radioactive waste, the Vietnam War and substance abuse all factor into “Radiance,” the fertile new play by Howard Meyer…As compelling as the play’s environmental and other social themes may be, the poisonous interpersonal relationships are more captivating… Describing “Radiance” as a study in codependence, or the pathology of enabling behavior, makes it sound mundane and depressing. Yet in a theatrical space populated by talented artists, noxious material emanating from stricken souls can be downright salubrious.”

-John. P. McCarthy for the Journal News

The play was a two time semi-finalist (2011, 2012) at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and a finalist for the 2012 Hormel New Works Festival at the Phoenix Theatre and Orlando Shakespeare’s Playlabs.

Howard is featured in the book Those Who Walk With Fire, by John R. Daubney. For more information, visit www.johndaubney.com

Click here to watch an interview with Drama Desk Award-Winning Director, Josh Hecht, about WELCOME, This is a Neighborhood Watch Community.

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