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This edition: Horton Foote's America

Episode Details

Original tape date: October 26, 2007.

In a one-on-one interview with playwright Horton Foote he talks about his early career as an actor, who was responsible for his becoming a playwright, how his connection to the past inspires his writing, what it was like to write for television's Golden Age, writing for different mediums, including his Oscar winning screenplays, and the influence his hometown of Wharton, Texas has had on his life and his work. He's then joined by four artists who have worked with him in recent years - his daughter, actress Hallie Foote; James Houghton, Artistic Director of Signature Theatre; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director of Primary Stages; and Michael Wilson, Artistic Director of Hartford Stage - who discuss their roles in interpreting Foote's stories, the impact regional theatre has had in presenting his works, and how Horton Foote's plays relate to today's audiences.

Guest List

Hallie Foote Actress

Horton Foote Playwright

Sondra Gilman Host, American Theatre Wing Seminars

James Houghton Artistic Director, Signature Theatre

Douglas Leeds Host, American Theatre Wing Seminars

Andrew Leynse Artistic Director, Primary Stages

Howard Sherman Moderator, American Theatre Wing

Michael Wilson Director, Hartford Stage Company