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.

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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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