"When I grew up," recalls playwright Christopher Shinn, "I grew up with the image of the artist as somebody who could be central to the culture in a big way, and that was the kind of artist I wanted to be. And I remember feeling with Dying City that I might get to be that kind of artist."
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A job means different things to different people. To the employed, it is what we must do in order to pay for what we want to do. To the employer, it is too often something that can almost always be done more cheaply and lucratively by almost anybody else, usually someplace else.
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COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on plays without words: Hamlet Shut Up! and Violators Will Be ViolatedTHE MASOCHISM OF L.A. THEATERFirst, to throw some pre-emptive perfume in the direction of the stink-bomb I'm about to toss: I think the quality and vivacity on our loc ... More >>
HAROLD PINTER DIES ON CHRISTMAS EVE
The most fitting obituary for the second greatest dramatist of the 20th century (behind Samuel Beckett, whom Pinter emulated) would be to say almost nothing, or perhaps something cryptic, or trivial, that's mere ice on a lake of dread. Because the man f ... More >>