This edition: Horton Foote's AmericaTweet
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.
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