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.
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.