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Interview with Martha Lavey

Author: Martha Lavey; Chris Jones; Richard Stucker; Patrick Hoffman; New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Billy Rose Theatre Division, Theatre on Film and Tape Archive.
Publisher: Chicago, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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Martha Lavey, artistic director of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, discusses the history of the company, its recent activities, and plans for the future. Lavey, who is also an actor, describes the Steppenwolf as an actors' theater. She delineates the evolution of the company's decision-making process, and recounts stories of the ensemble's early days involving founders Gary Sinise and Terry Kinney, subsequent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Martha Lavey; Gary Sinise; Terry Kinney; John Malkovich; Tina Landau; Frank Galati; Frank Galati; Sam Shepard; Tracy Letts
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Lavey; Chris Jones; Richard Stucker; Patrick Hoffman; New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Billy Rose Theatre Division, Theatre on Film and Tape Archive.
OCLC Number: 609429951
Cast: Interviewer: Chris Jones.
Event notes: Videotaped by The New York Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, Ill., March 8, 2010.
Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (71 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: [Video director] Richard Stucker ; [video producer] Theatre on Film and Tape Archive, Patrick Hoffman, director.

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Martha Lavey, artistic director of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, discusses the history of the company, its recent activities, and plans for the future. Lavey, who is also an actor, describes the Steppenwolf as an actors' theater. She delineates the evolution of the company's decision-making process, and recounts stories of the ensemble's early days involving founders Gary Sinise and Terry Kinney, subsequent members John Malkovich and Tina Landau, and others. She discusses several administrative issues and a number of significant productions in the company's history, including Sam Shepard's drama True West, Frank Galati's stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel The grapes of wrath, and Tracy Letts' award-winning drama August: Osage County.

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