Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel/prose/illustration/autobio hybrid The Diary of a Teenage Girl is one of my all-time favorite comics, so to say I’m looking forward to its upcoming theatrical adaptation is to understate the case considerably. Headed for a March 2010 debut at New York City’s 3LD, this multimedia extravaganza was written for the stage by Marielle Heller — who also stars as main character Minnie Goetze — and is helmed by co-directors Sarah Cameron Sunde and Rachel Eckerling. The above video provides a fascinating glimpse at the show so far, including some behind-the-scenes conversations between Heller and Gloeckner that provide new insight into (and photos of!) some familiar characters. I’m far from a theatre expert, but I have to imagine that in a post-Spring Awakening, post-Next to Normal theatrical climate, this stands a chance to get a lot of attention.
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