Monday, August 9, 2010

ANGELS IN AMERICA Thoughts -- Director Leigh Silverman

We continue our series of posts featuring people's thoughts on the power and impact of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. Click here and continue checking back for more words from Broadway cast members, our current cast and creative team, Signature’s past Playwrights-in-Residence, and others in the theatre community. We also want to hear from YOU -- click here to find out how you can contribute.

"In 1993 I was in college, and seeing Angels made me, and scores of theater students like me, believe in the vitality, the urgency, and the possibilities of theater. Angels existed on Broadway with such brazen theatricality and gayness and guts, it seemed like the most thrilling night of theater imaginable. It was a rally and a revelation. Oh, but now, all these years later, what really gets me excited is the structure! Oh the mechanics! Now I can see the bones, the way the writing teases and delights, all the while holding tight around your throat. Angels has become an icon, and the standard against which plays are measured."
-Director Leigh Silverman

Leigh Silverman is a director whose credits include Well on Broadway and Coraline at MCC.

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