Diane Rodriguez was a force for good in our field, a great and loyal friend, and a fiercely glamorous woman.
GableStage’s longtime artistic director brought aesthetically daring works to Miami audiences, and both nurtured and prodded his colleagues to meet high standards.
With his American Place Theatre and his teaching, he launched countless essential theatrical careers, though he was humble to a fault.
A towering figure of California and American theatre, she died today at the age of 68.
The founder of New York City’s WP Theater brought producing savvy and fierce commitment to the cause of gender parity in all areas of stage work.
The acclaimed dramatist was a generous, kind, humble, and beautiful soul whose youthful excitement for theatre lasted throughout his lengthy career.
We owe him a debt for the gay canon he began creating even before Stonewall, but he also carved paths through every form his writing could take.
Before his fame as a cult horror maestro, he made some of the most memorable and scrappy theatre the Windy City has yet seen.
In his 2019 Tony speech he looked back lovingly on a stage career, and reached forward to the work that will follow him.
A classicist at heart, the beloved dramaturg and translator was also a fierce champion and close reader of new work.