• Katie Beth Hall: Teen Actor

    Katie Beth Hall: Teen Actor

    “One thing I’m learning about being an actor is that when you have more confidence you usually give a better performance.”

  • How YouTube Inspired Chris O'Shea

    How YouTube Inspired Chris O'Shea

    To research his role in THE HARD PROBLEM, Chris O’Shea explored intellectuals not only via books but via debates on YouTube.

  • Design In Perspective

    Design In Perspective

    I had a couple of brief conversations with David Rockwell, the set designer for THE HARD PROBLEM.

  • THE HARD PROBLEM: First-Preview Party

    THE HARD PROBLEM: First-Preview Party

    If you had had scans of the actors’ brains last night, as they entered PJ Clarke’s restaurant, after the first preview of THE HARD PROBLEM, I’m sure you would have seen intense activity in their right orbitofrontal cortexes. In layperson’s terms: they were hungry.

  • Speaking the Speech with Elizabeth Smith

    Speaking the Speech with Elizabeth Smith

    "Dialect is tricky because it’s influenced culturally and geographically. And now social media has done a number on it."

  • Jack O'Brien on Cracking THE HARD PROBLEM

    Jack O'Brien on Cracking THE HARD PROBLEM

    When I spoke with Jack O’Brien, director of THE HARD PROBLEM, we spoke less about plot specifics – it’s too early in the production process to give much away – than about other matters.