Like the characters in his language-lacerating work, the Chicago-bred playwright often spoils for a fight, even when the topic isn’t his increasingly conservative politics.
For 30 years he’s run the theatre founded by Mamet and Macy, and still found time to direct.
From Sophie Treadwell to David Mamet, from D.C.’s Kennedy Center to St. Paul’s History Theatre, September was a busy month for theatre.
Conservative theatremakers, some emboldened by Trump’s election, look for inroads onstage.
This week’s podcast guest is Chris Acebo, associate artist at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, who talks about how designers can be leaders too. Plus, the editors discuss Trump plays and talkbacks.
Such questions may still confound, but several new-generation theatre writers have answers ready.
He’s playwright, director, theorist—and his own worst enemy.