Melissa James Gibson is at once an anomaly among contemporary playwrights and a sterling emblem of her contemporary theatrical period. As anomaly, she imbues each work with a singular integrity that seems almost defiant of the current overriding trend of theatrical collectives and hive-minde
It makes sense that Robert Wilson comes from Texas. Sure, his theatrical productions are firmly grounded in the interdisciplinary avant-garde, but they also have much in common with that four-hour dustbowl epic of 1950s cinema, "Giant." His works are massive and rangy, ghost towns under a slow heat a
"In the work of every American playwright at the end of the twentieth century, there are only two stages: before she or he has read Maria Irene Fornes -- and after."
Though Paula Vogel's words are a fitting tribute to this dramatist's sensitive works, it's not surprising if Fornes' name draws a b