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  1. Jack Beatty January 3, 2018 | Reply
    Dear Mr. Stebbings, "The Aaron Burr of the musical “Hamilton”—who stews over being shut out of pivotal closed-door conferences—isn’t the only person who wants to be in the room where it happens. It’s hard not to envy the witnesses to history in the making and attending conferences, Zelig-like, in Versailles, Vienna or Potsdam.” Odd that Ben Brantley, in the above lead to his review of “Oslo,” included Potsdam but left out the most notorious “conference” of the 20th century. That would be “Munich,” where in September 1938 Hitler met with Neville Chamberlain. The ostensible issue was the fate of the Sudetenland, the German-speaking region of Czechoslovakia. But as my new play brings out much more was at stake. Hitler wanted war. Chamberlain wanted peace. The Battle Not Begun dramatizes why, and why neither got what he wanted. My partner, the actress and director Myriam Cyr, staged two readings of Battle at her Black Box theater lab on Boston’s North Shore. For the first reading, last March, 75 people were expected; 200 showed up. For the second, last October, Myriam got Brian Murray, the Tony-nominated British actor, to read Chamberlain and Jerome Kissel, a veteran Boston actor, to read Hitler. They received a standing ovation from the packed house. I am the News Analyst for WBUR’s On Point. I also write history. The New Yorker called my last book, The Lost History of 1914, “thought-provoking and often mordantly ironic.” The very words for The Battle Not Begun. The readings helped us shape and sharpen the play. Now it’s ready to be staged, and with only two characters it's eminently producible. There’s luster in being first--to premiering the first play ever about “Munich”; and, at this haunted American moment, the first to feature Hitler as a central character. Respectfully, Jack Beatty
  2. Michael Gonsalves June 11, 2018 | Reply
    Hello tnt, Who would it be best to contact in regards to auditioning for your next tour? Thank you in advance, Michael
    • M. Werner
      M. Werner June 13, 2018 | Reply
      Hello M. Gonsalves, I have passed on your request to the person concerned who will get into contact with you soon. Sincerely M. Werner
  3. Ithica Tell July 1, 2018 | Reply
    Hello TNT! I am Ithica Tell, an American Actress who has recently performed with the Bremer Shakespeare Company in Bremen Germany. I am reaching out in the hopes that you can put me in contact with the individual in charge of Casting for TNT. I am incredibly fond of Europe and the idea of performing there on a regular basis is intriguing. Looking forward to future contact!
    • M. Werner
      M. Werner July 16, 2018 | Reply
      Hello Ithica Tell, I have passed on your request to the person concerned who will get into contact with you soon. Sincerely M. Werner

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