An enthusiast marked by youthful vigor and guilelessness, the Taper founder made great theatre in L.A. because he cared. He made us care too.
He made everything he directed an event, marrying youthful confidence with learned humility.
Lured to L.A. at the beginning of the regional theatre movement, he stayed and changed both.
Emily Mann, Bill Pullman, Will Eno, and Gregory Boyd recall a playwright they respected, occasionally feared, and deeply loved.
He loved to visit my graduate theatre class, always unannounced, and scatter pearls of wisdom. My students took notes.
He kept returning to his work with more to say and more ways to say it; we keep returning to his work because we can feel the love.
Remembering a mensch who brought joy not only to my family and my people but to all who knew him.
This larger-than-life talent found her home at a theatre where she could play anything and everything, and did.
My late colleague and a friend did more to elevate playwrights than any other theatre leader I’ve known.
The dynamo who led Arena Stage and NYU Tisch’s acting program was acutely interested in human beings, and what theatre could reveal about them.