David Adjmi’s ‘3C’ Freed From Legal Purgatory

March 31st, 2015 § 3 comments § permalink

After nearly three years during which playwright David Adjmi was prevented from authorizing any productions of, or the publication of, his play 3C, a dark parody of Three’s Company, he has emerged as the victor in his legal battle with DLT Entertainment, which sought to silence the play, charging copyright infringement. Adjmi's assertion of fair use was confirmed in the judgment. Quoting from the ruling by Judge Loretta A. Preska, Chief United States District Court Judge in the Southern Continue reading...

Why David Adjmi’s “3C” Still Has No Company

February 10th, 2015 § 3 comments § permalink

  Seen any good productions of David Adjmi’s play 3C lately? Sorry, that’s a trick question with a self-evident answer: of course you haven’t. That’s because in the two and a half years since it premiered at New York’s Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, no one has seen a production of 3C because no one is allowed to produce it, or publish it. Why, you ask? Because a company called DLT Entertainment doesn’t want you to. 3C is an alternate universe look at the 1970s sitcom Continue reading...

Paying A Legitimate Toll To Ease On Down The Road

December 3rd, 2014 § 11 comments § permalink

Not to dash anyone’s dreams, but I think it’s fair to say that the majority of the hundreds of thousands of students who participate in high school theatre annually will not go on to professional careers in the arts. The same holds true for the student musicians in orchestras, bands and ensembles. They all benefit from the experience in many ways: from the teamwork, the discipline and the appreciation of the challenge and hard work that goes into such endeavors, to name but a few attributes. But Continue reading...