Robert Schenkkan - Building the Wall - Discussion and Signing with J.T. Rogers

Monday, May 22, 2017 at 5:00pm

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan for a discussion and signing of his work, including the newly published Building the Wall. Schenkkan will sit down with playwright J.T. Rogers, Tony Best Play nonimne for Oslo, to discuss his new play and the current state of theatre in America. The Monday, May 22nd, 5:00pm event is free and open to the public. 

ROBERT SCHENKKAN is a Pulitzer-prize winning, Tony@ Award winning, Writer's Guild Award winning, three-time Emmy nominated writer of Stage, Television, and Film. He is the author of fourteen original full-length plays, two musicals, and a collection of one-act plays. He co-wrote the feature film, HACKSAW RIDGE (six Academy Award nominations) and THE QUIET AMERICAN, and his television credits include: ALL THE WAY, THE PACIFIC, THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN and SPARTACUS.

From America’s most acclaimed political playwright, Pulitzer and Tony® winner Robert Schenkkan (All The Way, Hacksaw Ridge – Academy Award® nom.), comes a provocative 90-minute theatrical event written in a white-hot fury. In a time when shocking campaign rhetoric turns into real policies, BUILDING THE WALL urgently reveals the power of theater to question who we are and where we might be going. Don’t miss the show The Hollywood Reporter calls, “A mesmerizing and shocking new play that simmers with of-the-moment urgency.”

The Drama Book Shop, a Tony Award Honoree for Excellence in Theatre, is located at 250 West 40th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Events are free and open to the public. To learn more about the historic shop, now celebrating its 100th Anniversary Year, please visit 

Event date: 

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

250 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
Building the Wall: The Play and Commentary Cover Image
By Robert Schenkkan, Douglas S. Massey (Afterword by), Julian E. Zelizer (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781628728774
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arcade Publishing - April 4th, 2017