Writer, director, and filmmaker John Jesurun talks to Craig Gholson about making films without filming, and how to take pop lyrics seriously. His new show, Liz One, is up at The Chocolate Factory through 10/31.
An excerpt from Craig Gholson’s novel Too Smart to Have Fun, capturing the quintessential downtown New York band in the ’80s. This article is only available in print.
A conflicted couple wants to move to Los Angeles, “Twisting And Shouting” by Craig Gholson. This article is only available in print.
Craig Gholson calls Keith Reddin’s work “conspiracy plays”. Though his plays may be depressing, Reddin asserts they reflect an American way of life.
Nicole Burdette discusses her writing process and her play Busted with director Roger Hedden and actors Victor Slezak and Martha Plimpton.
Jackie Winsor talks to Craig Gholson about the influences of color on her sculptures and the discoveries she comes across through her work, as well as the dichotomous elemental impact of fire.
A traumatic childhood event fuels a man’s outlook on life, “Now Here Nowhere” by Craig Gholson. This article is only available in print.
JoAnne Akalaitis discusses the history of Mabou Mines, the avant-garde theater company, and her various projects.
Terry Kinney, a founding member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, talks about his play, Brilliant Traces, and why he prefers acting over directing.
Richard Nelson has adapted Lolita into a 90-minute monologue for the National Theater in London.
Playwright Richard Greenberg discusses the importance of writing the same play over and over again.
Robert Gober’s sculptures call everyday objects into question. In the alchemy of transforming these objects, Gober transforms a viewer’s emotional and physical reality; the common made uncommon.
Playwright Constance Congdon discusses the epic quality of being American and the possibility of transcending gender.
Just beneath the surface of the familiar is where you’ll find the wit that is distinctively Jo Shane’s. In irony, she finds power and voice for her passions.
A young man’s search for an escape overseas turns sour, “International Youth” by Craig Gholson. This article is only available in print.
A short story of a mother and daughter’s relationship, titled “Watching You Sleeping,” by Craig Gholson. This article is only available in print.
Fay Weldon believes that virtue makes boring fiction. As a result, her deliciously evil characters have brought her literary talents to both stage and screen.
From her home in rural Pennsylvania, Bobbie Ann Mason examines life in her native Kentucky, writing about homespun characters whose lives are spinning after being cut loose from all sense of home.
An act of arson is analyzed by a tarot card reader, “Smoke Defines Light: A Fiction with Tarot Reading by Jane Nelson” by Craig Gholson. This article is only available in print.
The creator of Moonstruck and Five Corners emphatically shares his maxims with Craig Gholson.
Durang’s new play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is at Lincoln Center through January 13.
In this vintage interview from the 1981 inaugural issue of BOMB Magazine, co-founder and editor-in-chief Betsy Sussler talks about her role in the making of Menage.
Jon Robin Baitz speaks to Craig Gholson about growing up as a detached observer and turning that to his advantage as a successful writer for stage and television.
Romulus Linney penned dramas that pinpointed emotional moments in the lives of his subjects. We will miss one of our most cherished playwrights and BOMB’s contributing Editor in Theater. We remember him with this Winter 1993 Craig Gholson interview.
The Emmy and Tony Award winner on her turbulent career, the artifice of theater, and creating whole characters.