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.
Dramaturg Doug Langworthy shone his light on the work of others, but it finally couldn’t lead him out of his own private darkness.
The co-founder of Mabou Mines never rested on his laurels but kept driving his work forward, on stages large and especially small.
He had a lifelong, almost monk-like devotion to his muses, which included the people he worked with.