A designer who continually remade the Performing Garage and the Wilma, he was also a ready teacher, mentor, and problem-solver.
He didn’t set out to write shows any more than I did, but when the music and the theatre called, we followed.
Remembering a tireless and unflinching performer who could go anywhere and take us with her.
This private, devout, and thoughtful man shared so much of himself onstage because that’s where he had the most to give to others.
The man who embodied Chicago acting was most alive on its stages, sharing his gift with the colleagues and audiences who shaped him.
The kind of leader who listened as much as he led, he also modeled an enviable work/life balance.
The longtime OSF actor, equally a master of Shakespeare and August Wilson, wore his huge and complicated heart on his sleeve.
He was an outsized figure as zany, mercurial, tender, and tragic as the characters he put onstage.
To a large extent, we work in the theatre he made: modern, classic, vigorous, rigorous, company-based.
Making theatre in a small Idaho town perfectly suited his need, and his gift, for connection and dialogue.