Michael Patrick Thornton in "Title and Deed" at Lookingglass Theatre Company. (Photo by Liz Lauren)

Offscript: Michael Patrick Thornton – “There’s No Such Thing as a One-Person Show”

Chicago-based actor Michael Patrick Thornton discusses working with Will Eno on ‘Title and Deed’ at Lookingglass Theatre Company and working as a disabled actor in the American theatre.

Every other week, the editors of American Theatre curate a free-ranging discussion about the lively arts.

This week, it’s Suzy’s turn to travel! AT managing editor Suzy Evans takes a weekend trip to Chicago, where she talks to Michael Patrick Thornton about his one-man performance in Will Eno’s Title and Deed at Lookingglass Theatre Company. They also discuss working as a disabled actor, and Michael pays a small tribute at the end to the late Sheldon Patinkin.

Then, Suzy, senior editor Rob Weinert-Kendt and associate editor Diep Tran discuss the Tony nominations; Rob explains why he hates awards shows, and the editors wonder if the Bechdel Test applies to lesbian relationships.

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