New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 11 - Page 76

Chicago, London’s West End and current long-running versions all across Asia. The Luna Stage production will be the first time the play has been produced professionally in the New York region since its Off-Broadway premiere in 2005. Katz attended New York University with Thrill Me’s playwright, Stephen Dolginoff, and has known about the play from early on in its development. She said she was fascinated by the story and loved its music. The play had been on her radar for quite a while and this season seemed like the perfect fit. “I love historically based fiction,” said Katz. “It’s one of my favorite types of writing to work on. This is a play about obsession and I think we’re all attracted to obsession at some level. I personally have a dark side and I think I’m always attracted to materials that explore the dark side, which many of us have. We Watch In Search Of History: Leopold and Loeb trial NewJerseyStage.com 2015 - ISSUE 11 ARTICLES 76