With Jean Hanff Korelitz, Nina Korelitz, Paul Muldoon, Liz Neumark, and Ciarán O’Reilly
A conversation with co-adaptor and producer Jean Hanff Korelitz, producer Nina Korelitz Matza, co-adaptor Paul Muldoon, Great Performances Catering Founder and CEO Liz Neumark, and director Ciarán O’Reilly.
JEAN HANFF KORELITZ
Jean Hanff Korelitz is the author of six novels, including The Devil and Webster, You Should Have Known (coming to HBO as a limited series starring Nicole Kidman), Admission (adapted as the 2013 film with Tina Fey, Paul Rudd and Lily Tomlin), The White Rose, The Sabbathday River and A Jury Of Her Peers. She is the creator of BookTheWriter.com, which hosts small book groups with great authors (like Anna Quindlen, Erica Jong, David Duchovny, Jennifer Egan and many more) in New York City. JeanHanffKorelitz.com.
NINA KORELITZ MATZA
Nina is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur with an MBA in Marketing. Nina is a lifelong supporter of the arts, a member of the board of Ars Nova, a member of the New Victory Theater Advisory Council and a member of the Business Advisory Council for the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts. She is also in the process of developing a podcast about raising adolescents. Thanks to everyone who has supported this project since its inception, especially Jean, Robert, Kathleen, Laurie, Kate, Charlotte and Ciarán and Mom and Dad.
Paul Muldoon was born in County Armagh in 1951. He now lives in New York. A former radio and television producer for the BBC in Belfast, he has taught at Princeton University for more than thirty years. He is the author of thirteen collections of poetry including, most recently, Frolic and Detour (2019). Among his awards are the 1972 Eric Gregory Award, the 1980 Sir Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award, the 1994 T.S. Eliot Prize, the 1997 Irish Times Poetry Prize, the 2003 Pulitzer Prize, the 2003 Griffin International Prize for Poetry, the 2004 American Ireland Fund Literary Award, the 2004 Shakespeare Prize, the 2006 European Prize for Poetry, the 2015 Pigott Poetry Prize, and the 2017 Queens Gold Medal for Poetry. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Literature and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
LIZ NEUMARK – GREAT PERFORMANCES CATERING
Great Performances is New York City’s premier catering and food service organization, Great Performances (GP) is dedicated to seasonal ingredients, vibrant flavors and gracious service. GP is celebrated for its contemporary American cuisine that utilizes locally sourced ingredients (including those from its own Katchkie Farm), while taking inspiration from the global foodways and devising innovative, visually arresting presentations. Rooted in the arts since its inception, GP remains intensely involved in the cultural community as its role of preparing the centerpiece holiday meal of The Dead, 1904 attests, as does the fact GP is the exclusive caterer for a number of the city’s most important cultural institutions.
Favorite directing credits include: Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory, Dublin Carol, The Shadow of a Gunman, The Seafarer, The Dead, 1904, Shining City, Off the Meter, On the Record, The Weir (Calloway Nom.), Banished Children of Eve, The Emperor Jones, (Callaway Award, O’Neill Credo Award, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Lucille Lortel Nom.), The Hairy Ape (Drama Desk Drama League and Callaway Nom.), Philadelphia, Here I Come! (Drama Desk Nom). Irish Rep acting roles include Da, Juno and the Paycock, Dancing at Lughnasa, Molly Sweeney, Candida, Aristocrats, A Whistle in the Dark, The Shaughraun, and The Irish and How They Got That Way. He appeared in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of A Touch of the Poet with Gabriel Byrne. He has appeared at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and made his Broadway debut in The Corn is Green. Films include “The Devil’s Own” (starring Harrison Ford), “Law & Order,” “The Irish…and How They Got That Way,” “Third Watch,” “Bored to Death,” and “The Knick.” Ciarán has recently been inducted in to the Irish America Hall of Fame and has been awarded the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad, 2019 by President Michael D. Higgins.