PlaySlam! on Oct. 1st at The ArtsCenter Was Part Theater, Part Competition, and All Fun

The 14th Annual PlaySlam!, presented by on Oct. 1st at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro by OdysseyStage Theater and the Playwrights Roundtable, was a combination of theater and spectator sport. It consisted of 26 original stories in the form of three-minute plays — plays written by 13 local playwrights, selected from a wide field of submissions.… Continue reading PlaySlam! on Oct. 1st at The ArtsCenter Was Part Theater, Part Competition, and All Fun

Richard Krawiec’s “Creeds” Sheds Too Little Light on Why FBI Agent Robert Hanssen Became a Soviet Spy

Lori Mahl (left) and Jessica Ann Heironimus star in PlayGround's world-premiere production of "Creeds" by Richard Krawiec, which runs March 22-April 1

PlayGround’s current world premiere of Richard Krawiec’s psychological drama, “Creeds” puts the double life of Federal Bureau of Investigation agent-turned-Soviet and later Russian spy Robert Hanssen under a microscope, but doesn’t reveal nearly enough about his motives or answer the question of whether his wife, Bonnie, was a co-conspirator in — or an innocent victim of — his treasonous endeavors.

Richard Krawiec’s New Play “Creeds” Tells the Story of FBI Agent-Turned Soviet Spy Robert Hanssen

Lori Mahl (left) and Jessica Ann Heironimus star in PlayGround's world-premiere production of "Creeds" by Richard Krawiec, which runs March 22-April 1

“I just happened upon a brief story about Robert Hanssen in researching another topic,” recalls “Creeds” dramatist Richard Krawiec, “and as I read it, I became fascinated with his wife, Bonnie. The story didn’t add up. Having worked as an investigative reporter, things just didn’t jibe. So, I spent a lot of time researching articles, reading books — about six or so — watching movies.”