2004: Playwright Gwendolyn Rice stumbles upon “a newspaper account of when the photos were found amongst (Ernest) Hemingway’s possessions. I had never heard of Walker Evans, but the story really intrigued me.”
by Lindsay Christians, 77 Square; For Madison writer Gwendolyn Rice, there’s always one character in each of her plays with whom she’s a little infatuated. In “A Thousand Words,” that character is Walker Evans.
by Andrew Winistorfer, A.V. Club; In A Thousand Words, photographer Walker Evans accepts a government job documenting the lives of dustbowl farmers in 1930s Kansas. At the same time, he also accepts a partner: a reluctant writer named Shirley Hughes who will supply the narrative to accompany his images. Eighty years later, some of Evans's photos are discovered in the personal effects of another writer: Ernest Hemingway.
by Kate Vaughn, Madison Magazine; Juxtaposing the present day with the 1930s, stories unfold to pose the question: How much is a photograph truly worth?
Wisconsin State Journal; How "A Thousand Words" came about: The play was conceived after I read a small newspaper article about the owner of a bar in Key West, Fla. He stumbled upon a treasure trove of books, fishing gear, and personal effects from one of the bar's most famous patrons — Ernest Hemingway. Among these items were a collection of black and white photos taken by Walker Evans.
An interview with C. Michael Wright & Jacque Troy; Michael & Jacque were recently interviewed about MCT's involvement in the development of A THOUSAND WORDS and our mission to support emerging playwrights.
Sharp and funny performances from Ruth Schudson, Michael A. Torrey and Jonathan West allowed director C. Michael Wright and the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to rescue "Driving Miss Daisy" from the overly sentimental cul-de-sac in which "Daisy" - and too many other dramas about race - often find themselves.
by Russ Bickerstaff, Shepherd Express; "Heroes, is sheer pleasure from beginning to end."
WUWM's Bonnie North interviewed HEROES cast members Richard Halverson, Daniel Mooney & Robert Spencer for Lake Effect.
by Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; ...Under C. Michael Wright's direction, the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre opened a production of "Heroes" on Friday night featuring three Milwaukee stage veterans: Richard Halverson, Daniel Mooney and Robert Spencer.