In this excerpt from a new bio of the writer/director, she recalls how she created one of the American theatre’s seminal documentary theatre texts.
The Lebanese playwright/performer, who receives a major international award next week, talks about her work, where it comes from, and what it means in this fraught time.
In 1990, the theatre’s board gambled on a young writer/director with an agenda. It’s paid off: Mann built a team around her vision, attracted new audiences, and steered the company through both crisis and triumph.
Patricia Ariza and Joanna Sherman lead companies in war zones where female bodies and liberty are among the worst casualties.