• Annette Romano

    My only objection here is the parenthetical remark about the casting of Tony Kushner’s Homebody, Kabul… Mr. Cameron seems to suggest that the actress who did create the role, the formidable and exquisite Linda Emond, somehow did not fulfill it in a way that Martha Lavey would have? This is, of course, impossible to say. But I, for one, have no “regrets” about the outstanding job she did, and apparently, I’m not alone. For that performance, she was nominated for a Backstage West Garland Award; an LA Ovation Award; an LA Drama Critics Award; a Drama Desk Award; a Lucille Lortel Award, and an Obie. Awards aside, I think it’s important to be careful with conjecture of that sort. While it was mean to to honor the memory of an extraordinary artist, it seems to inadvertently be somewhat less kind to another one.