Production history (most recent first)|
Reading: NEW THEATRE, Coral Gables, Florida (commissioned Nilo Cruz’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Anna in the Tropics). 3.04
Rafael de Acha, A.D.: "What a wonderful play!" Audience comments: "This is exactly the kind of play Americans need to see." "An antidote to 'compassion fatigue.'" "Wonderful craft" in "clarifying contemporary history as a story of two people."
Reading: OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL WRITERS FESTIVAL 2003, dir. Paul Dervis.
With Diana York and Vincent Cornfoot.
Neil Wilson, Festival director: “The best portrayal of humanity in wartime I know.”
Audience comments: “At last, an outward-looking American.” “Stunning!” “The
dialogue reminded me of Beckett.”
Production: FESTIVAL of EMERGING AMERICAN THEATRE 2003, Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis, dir. Martha Jacobs. With Sharon McDonald and Bill Simmons.
Bryan Fonseca, A.D.: “I can’t think of a more timely play.” Martha Jacobs, dir.:
“It has been more than a joy to work with you on this play, it has been a gift.”
Bill Simmons (Vlado): “I hope to cross your play’s path many times in the future. The story has an inspiring message audiences need to hear.”
Indianapolis Star: “A fascinating dynamic of big ideas and little vulnerabilities....
Reading: NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP, dir. Lawrence Sacharow (Three Tall Women, Beckett/Albee), '02. With Jane Alexander and Raul Esparza.
Jane Alexander: “Such an important play.” Lawrence Sacharow, dir.: “Brave
and adventurous. An important play.” NYTW: “Points the way” to 9/11 and beyond and is “so adult.” Audience: “Poetry!” “Thanks for your beautiful play.”
Reader’s theatre production: THE STUDIO THEATRE, Washington, D.C., dir. Morey Epstein, ’98. With Marcia Churchill and Stas Wronka. 2-week run sold out pre-opening.
The Studio Theatre: “Such a human play.” Young audience member: “Your play
makes me think about the world!”
Premiere production: VICTORY GARDENS THEATER, Chicago, dir. Sandy Shinner, ‘96. With Deanna Dunagan and Raul Esparza.
Sandy Shinner, dir.: “People just love this play.”
Wall Street Journal: “Like Harriet Beecher Stowe [author of Uncle Tom’s
Cabin], Ms. Seaquist attempts to reach her audience by focusing not on abstract issues or principles, but on people.... In several ways, The Washington-Sarajevo Talks succeeds as well as Ms. Seaquist might wish.”
Reader’s theatre production: Actor’s Theatre of Washington, dir. Patrick McGrail, ’96.
With Nancy Cahill and John C. Hansen. This production was broadcast worldwide on Voice of America.
Nihad Hadziomerovic, Sarajevan: “This play was my life.”
Other readings: Contemporary American Theatre Festival; Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC; The Barrow Group, NYC; Horizons Theatre, D.C.; Ashland New Plays Festival (entry of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival).