Wendy Graf Interview
Exit Wounds
Interview by Ross Anthony

Despite the sobering subject matter, Wendy and I had a lively phone conversation prior to the August 25th thru September 10th, 2023 run of Exit Wounds in Long Beach at International City Theatre. Click the play button just below to listen to that.

International City Theatre (at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center) is walking distance from Shoreline Village. Go early and enjoy the day strolling the shoreline, visiting the aquarium, circling the lighthouse, enjoying the view of the Queen Mary. So much to see, all within walking distance. Research your parking options before you go.

“We always hear about the families of the victims, but what happens to the families of the perpetrators?” she asks. “Can they ever live a normal life again? I wanted to explore how entire families can become defined by the actions of one member, and how the fallout from one person’s act can affect future generations.”

A multiple award-winning, Los Angeles-based playwright, Graf’s other plays include Closely Related Keys, which International City Theatre produced in 2021 (“powerful… bold and relevant” — Press Telegram); Unemployed Elephants–A Love Story (Victory Theatre: Stage Raw Top Ten; Stage Scene LA “Scenie” awards for outstanding production and two-hander); Please Don’t Ask About Becket (Electric Footlights at Sacred Fools Theatre); All American Girl (InterAct Theatre Company: Stage Raw Top Ten and 2015 award nominations for playwriting and solo performance, LA Weekly “GO!”, Stage Scene LA “Scenie” award for outstanding solo performance production, Better Lemons “Best of 2015” list); No Word in Guyanese for Me (2012 GLAAD Award, Helen Hayes Award-recommended); Behind the Gates; Lessons (L.A. production directed by Gordon Davidson); and Leipzig (LADCC nomination; Garland Award for playwriting; Dorothy Silver finalist). Ms. Graf is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA and Pacific Resident Theatre writing units, and of the Dramatists Guild of America.

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  • 2023 Copyright ©Michael Hollinger Interviewed by Ross Anthony July 2023 for the August 25th thru September 10th performances at International City Theatre in Long Beach, CA.

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