Passionate about theatre and criticism, this native New Yorker could change your life in 15 minutes.
A fierce, unsentimental explorer of the human experience, she was also a subversive wit and a dear friend, especially to her audiences.
Along with his provocative, form-breaking plays, his great work of the last few decades was a mentorship style that was expansive, dialogic, opinionated but undogmatic.
Colleagues recall the vision and tenacity of one of the American theatre’s essential founders and leaders.
A tribute to the poet, playwright, and actor from a friend who knew him since junior high.
For 3 decades he led NYC’s only theatre dedicated to making work with, about, and for the city’s working class.
We were lucky to know the scenic designer, but not as fortunate as he was to work so tirelessly and well at a job he loved for four decades.
Not content to simply stand as an example for so many others, she moved and lived and breathed a legacy into being.
A lifelong student and master storyteller, he knew exactly where to put the focus of his and our attention.
The NY Observer’s drama critic, a Brit, brought an outsider’s inquisitiveness to the American theatre, as well as principled grouchiness.