Special Guest: Tony Kushner
Saturday, January 15, 2005
Kurt Andersen and the playwright Tony Kushner talk about knowing when a work of art is finished. The author of Angels in America, Kushner spent several years re-writing his play Homebody/Kabul, continuing to revise throughout its two separate runs.
Tony Kushner is one of the greatest living American playwrights. His plays such as Angels In America, Homebody/Kabul, and Caroline, or Change, have earned him numerous accolades including a Pulitzer and multiple Tony nominations and awards. In December of 2003 HBO presented a 6 hour version of Angels in America, directed by Mike Nichols, which won 11 Emmy awards. And Tony Kushner has published several books including Brundibar, a book for children which he wrote with Maurice Sendak.