The pandemic has given the Chicago playwright a chance to step back and rethink his approach—and he hopes theatres are doing the same.
That may be the wrong question for an art from expressly built to die and be reborn.
Spoiler: The new bio-musical series isn’t just great TV, it also makes a case for more inclusive storytelling.
After all, the last time the medium had a supposed Golden Age was when it staged plays live. Coincidence?
Increasingly, playwrights writing for television are finding creative satisfaction they don’t always get in the theatre.
Actor. Playwright. Activist. Zombie slayer. Is there anything she can’t do?
One show saw theatre as an island of misfit toys, the other as a glamorous roundelay of pretty people. Guess which one rings truer?