Tony Kushner
Photo by Joan Marcus

Monday, April 22, 2013, 8:00 pm
Bass Concert Hall


Part of the 2012-2013 Texas Performing Arts Season

Sponsored by the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies

Presented in partnership with the Department of Theatre and Dance and L Style G Style

Texas Performing Arts presents a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner. The recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, an Emmy Award, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, Oscar nominations, and numerous other awards and honors, Kushner is best known for his two-part epic, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. He also wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’ film of Angels in America, and received an Oscar nomination for his work on Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.

Kushner is known for tackling difficult subjects in contemporary history, such as AIDS, the conservative counter-revolution, Afghanistan, the Holocaust, German fascism, and racism and the civil rights movement in the South. He gives voice to characters that have been rendered powerless by the forces of circumstances, such as a drag queen dying of AIDS, an uneducated Southern maid, and contemporary Afghans. This is a unique opportunity to explore the mind of a literary genius.

“…one of the most linguistically luxuriant dramatists of our time. Mr. Kushner makes words sing, swoon, and somersault as no other living American playwright does.”

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