She was a producer with a fan’s love for stage magic, a taste for the big gamble, and the best dish in town.
The composer/lyricist/librettist/actor broke ground in theatre, music, and TV, and still had more to say.
The beloved Chicago-based music director and teacher influenced generations of talent with her acumen and care.
The path-breaking Assiniboine playwright showed us how we could channel our suffering into transcendent theatre.
The former artistic director of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis brought a community together around his passion for theatre.
A versatile designer who studied at UC Berkeley and Yale, he designed everywhere from Seattle Rep and the O’Neill Theatre Center to Broadway.
Building bridges between young artists and theatre institutions in the Twin Cities, she also wrote smart, heartful plays and adaptations.
As passionate an advocate as she was a cutting critic of mediocrity, she wrote richly theatrical plays but is best known for deep-dive biographies.
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.