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This edition: Playwright/Director (Spring 2002)

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 23, 2002.

Playwrights Jon Robin Baitz ("Hedda Gabbler"), John Guare ("Sweet Smell of Success"), Peter Parnell ("Q.E.D."), and directors Gene Saks ("Mr. Goldwyn"), Daniel Sullivan ("Proof"), and Mary Zimmerman ("Metamorphoses") discuss their approaches to writing, directing, and adaptations; the collaboration process with directors, writers, producers, sets, and actors; reactions to a production's first preview; and the source of ideas for playwrights.

Guest List

Jon Robin Baitz Playwright

John Guare Playwright

Jeffrey Eric Jenkins Moderator

Peter Parnell Playwright

Gene Saks Director

Isabelle Stevenson Host, American Theater Wing

Daniel Sullivan Director

Mary Zimmerman Director