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Story/Teller Arts: David Adjmi on Stereophonic

Monday, 7:00 pm EDT September 23, 2024

The Center for Fiction
& Livestreamed

Please Note: This event will now take place on September 23rd.

Night after night, David Adjmi’s acclaimed new Broadway play Stereophonic astounds audiences with its enthralling depiction of a 1970s rock band, struggling to record their new album. Named the Best Play of the Year by the Washington Post, Stereophonic “is ingeniously entertaining and an incisive meta commentary on the nature of art” (Naveen Kumar, the New York Times). Stereophonic leads this year’s Tony Award nominations, with thirteen including Best Play for Adjmi. The Center for Fiction welcomes Adjmi to celebrate the play and the new publication of its script. Join Adjmi for a thrilling conversation about his script and how he takes us inside the cloistered world of a recording studio. After the conversation, Adjmi will sign copies of the play.

The Center for Fiction is thrilled to continue its collaboration with Theatre Communications Group for this event, with past events featuring Jackie Sibblies Drury and Claudia Rankine; Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; Heidi Schreck and Paula Vogel; Sarah Ruhl and Matthew Aucoin; Aleshea Harris and Nissy Aya; Lynn Nottage and Damon Tabor; Martyna Majok, Naveen Kumar, and David Zayas; Taylor Mac and Laura Collins-Hughes; Will Arbery, Chloé Cooper Jones, and Leslie Jamison; James Ijames and Jonathan McCrory; Tony Kushner and Isaac Butler; Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Jocelyn Bioh.

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In Conversation

  • David Adjmi_Photo Courtesy of the Will Butler

    David Adjmi

    David Adjmi

    David Adjmi was called “virtuosic” by the New York Times and he was named one of the Top Ten in Culture by the New Yorker. His plays have been produced at theatres around the world such as Lincoln Center, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Steppenwolf, and Soho Rep—where he was the Mellon Foundation playwright-in-residence for three years. His play 3C was selected as one of the top ten plays of the year by the New York Post, Time Out and the Advocate. Elective Affinities premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company and received a sold-out U.S. premiere at Soho Rep starring Zoe Caldwell (Top 10 of the Year in Time Out, the New Yorker.) Other plays include Stunning, The Evildoers, and Marie Antoinette. Adjmi was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, the Kesselring Prize for Playwrighting, and the Steinberg Playwright Award, among others. His new play, The Stumble, was recently excerpted in the Paris Review, and his two-part play, The Blind King (cowritten with Donald Seligman), is currently in development with The Public. With Lila Neugebauer, David is writing a musical based on Brian Wilson’s creation of the Smile album. He holds commissions from Playwrights Horizons, Yale Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and the Royal Court Theatre (UK). His critically acclaimed memoir, Lot Six, was published by HarperCollins in 2020, and his collected plays are published by Theatre Communications Group. His latest show, Stereophonic, (with music by Will Butler of Arcade Fire) is running on Broadway after a sold-out stint at Playwrights Horizons.


    Photo Credit: Will Butler