This edition: Playwright/Director/Choreographer (Fall 1998)Tweet
Original tape date: October 28, 1998.
The panel of theatre professionals - playwright Michael J. Chepiga (Getting and Spending), choreographer Graciela Daniele (Ragtime), playwright/director Christopher Durang (Sex and Longing), director Garry Hynes (The Beauty Queen of Leenane), and director Joe Mantello (Corpus Christi) - discuss how they got their start, auditioning actors, controversy surrounding a play, and taking on alternate roles of choreographer, actor, or director. The members address the issue of play protesters and how they effect the creative process. They also the discuss the role of woman in primary positions in the theater throughout the world.
Michael J. Chepiga Lawyer/Playwright
Graciela Daniele Director/Choreographer
Christopher Durang Playwright
Garry Hynes Director
Pia Lindström Moderator
Joe Mantello Actor/Director
Isabelle Stevenson Host, American Theater Wing
George C. White Moderator, American Theater Wing