The human factor

04.12.2011                      08.Kislev. 5772

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The human factor

Precocious Israeli-American playwright Itamar Moses took New York by storm with a slew of witty, intellectual comedies that got rave reviews. Local theater audiences will have to wait, but can see his work on two hit TV series.

As in every coffee shop in New York, everyone in the neighborhood cafe in Brooklyn's trendy Park Slope area is equipped with a laptop and working on the next literary masterpiece – or just wasting electricity. But the only guy who shows up without the de rigueur computer and orders a medium vanilla latte almost in a whisper has been crowned by none other than Tom Stoppard as one of the most original new voices in the American theater.
Park Slope is a well-known artists' colony. Paul Auster lives not far away, and if you throw a stone it might well hit Jonathan Safran Foer, about whom (among others ) the young playwright mentioned above has written a play, or maybe it will strike Steve Buscemi, whose lines in the hit television series "Boardwalk Empire" were honed by the very same guy….