National Medal of Arts winning playwright Tony Kushner joined UNCG Theatre professor and alumnus Jim Fisher for two question and answer sessions last month. On April 1, Kushner and Fisher conversation was the keynote event at the 40th annual Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore, Maryland They did an onstage Q&A – in fact, they did two, including one for a smaller group of about 50 American theatre scholars.
Kushner is best known for his Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning “Angels in America.”
Fisher, who received the School of Music, Theatre and Dance’s Outstanding Teacher Award earlier this month, is the author of three books on Kushner and his work, as well as editor of a collection of essays on his plays. Some readers may have enjoyed their Q&A in Taylor Theatre in 2008; at that time Kushner spoke about his then-current work on the screenplay for Spielberg’s “Lincoln.”