The founder of Chelsea Theater Center was a force from the 1960s onward, doing plays no one else would do and encouraging similar boldness in his colleagues.
With his American Place Theatre and his teaching, he launched countless essential theatrical careers, though he was humble to a fault.
Among their findings: that New York’s small theatres and Chicago’s storefronts are billion-dollar economic drivers as well as cultural hotbeds.
The Mint Theater’s ‘London Wall’ kicks off a local PBS show highlighting intimate New York stage offerings.
Commercial and not-for-profit theatres can’t do without each other, but hooking up can be as profitable as it is problematic.
A look back.