A bard of Kansas City, Kans., he was a warm, mischievous truth teller whose plays reflected his life yet somehow showed us ourselves as well.
A longtime friend recalls her groundbreaking mentor’s instinctive generosity, grace, and practical advice.
A director and friend recalls the fabulousness of the playwright’s sensibility, which naturally found expression in her characters.
A remembrance by his frequent collaborator and longtime friend.
He was a lyricist’s lyricist, sure, but his words spoke to everyone, and his life was as full of joy and surprise as his songs.
A latecomer to acting, he had a rich, varied, decades-long career onstage and on screen, not only as a performer but as a mentor, teacher, and leader.
In her life and her work producing theatre and dance in Los Angeles, she never gave less than her all, and we are all the richer for it.
Yes, he saved a near-bankrupt nonprofit and turned it into a Broadway juggernaut, but all with the aim of supporting artists and serving audiences.
This lifelong fixture of Off-Off-Broadway was singing songs and telling stories right up to the end.
Forged by New York City’s downtown theatre scene in the 1970s, she went on to change lives and open minds as co-founder of the Omaha Magic Theatre.