Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Theatre History

Yesterday the City of New York unveiled a plaque at the building on Sheridan Square that housed the Circle Repertory Company from 1974 to 1994.


Lanford Wilson, Marshall W. Mason, and the Circle Rep were the subject of my doctoral dissertation in 1988. I had more fun researching and learning about their work together than any grad student and aspiring playwright had a right to. Lanford and Marshall could not have been kinder and generous, and I considered them friends as well. I also became friends with Robert Macnaughton and Tanya Berezin who contributed greatly to my research. The dissertation was published in 1993 and at the 2001 Inge Festival that honored Lanford, I was able to get him and Marshall sign both the published book and my original dissertation. I am honored to have been a witness to American theatre history.

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