The Presence of the Audience: Political Theatre in the Real World by Wally was recently published in THE BRIDGE journal by Elysium.
Interview or Who’s Afraid of Mr. Albee? is a transcription of an interview I conducted with the great maverick American playwright Mr. Edward Albee. The first third of the play however had to be written from memory due to my mini-disc recorder failing to function during the first part of the interview. The play is written in classic Albee style and is the best portrait I could muster of a man I truly admire and respect.
Here’s my interview called Listening to Robert Wilson. I was an assistant to Robert Wilson for two weeks in January of 1995 as he choreographed the Martha Graham Dance Company. In the summer of 2007, photographer Jeffery Price and I went to visit Bob at the Watermill Center. We came away with an insightful interview and this portrait.
Jack of Tarts: a bittersweet musical written w/ Chris Tanner & Paul Johnson
Suc Daddy: an urban operetta libretto by Molly Gallagher
Breasts of Tiresias: A Surrealist Musical based on Guillaume Apollinaire
Cain by Wally
The Didi Plays by Wally
Plays for kids.
Moses in Five Acts for Passover
The Tale of the Thanksgiving Ladybug for Thanksgiving
Bob Winging It adaptation of Joe Jamaldinian’s book
Poppleton and Friends adaptation of Cynthia Rylant’s stories
Want to write a play? Here’s Wally’s Workbook for Playwrights.
My September 11, 2001 diary from Manhattan … The Last Days of the Year With No Name.
An article about the attempted sale of the Stanton Street Shul. Twilight on the Lower East Side
And for your Passover seder, here’s The Feel Free Haggadah.
Here is some music from my shows:
THE BREASTS OF TIRESIAS: A SURREALIST MUSICAL
(based on Guillaume Apollinaire’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias)
Produced by Amy Wood / NEW YORK AVENUE
Adapted and Directed by Eric Wallach
Music by Jeremy Bernstein and Madeleine Besson
Click on titles to hear:
THE JACK OF TARTS: A BITTERSWEET MUSICAL
by Eric Wallach & Chris Tanner
Music by Paul Johnson
Lyrics by Johnson, Tanner and Wallach
Produced and Directed by Eric Wallach
La Mama E.T.C. February 2007
Have a listen: