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“SEX a.k.a. Wieners and Boobs”
David Wain, Michael Showalter, and Joe Lo Truglio are, as any good comedy nerd will tell you, comedy legends. They are the men behind the 2001 camp cult film, Wet Hot American Summer, which, directed by Wain and written by Wain/Showalter, boasts a cast that includes Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Chris Meloni, Janeane Garofalo, and Molly Shannon to name a few. Wain, Showalter, and Lo Truglio met as college students at NYU, where they formed the sketch comedy group The State. The State spawned the popular MTV show of the same name (which ran from ...
Adapt or Perish! Five Things to Consider Before Starting an Adaptation
Playwrights, it's hard to deny the lure of the adaptation. Taking existing content that you already know works and adapting it for the stage seems so much faster than writing something from scratch. An adaptation also makes your job that much easier when it comes to promotion. If your source material already has fans, they'll seek out your content on the strength of the original name even if they've never heard of you. Sounds great, right?

Nearly all adaptations can be boiled down into two types:

Format shifts: Taking a movie, short story, novel, life story, ...
   
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