Playwright-director RICHARD MAXWELL on “The Evening” and “Theater for Beginners”

In late March, as part of the SITUATION OF THE ARTS PROSEMINAR, CRITICAL THEORY AND THE ARTS students went together to The Kitchen to see The Evening, Richard Maxwell’s first installment of a Divine Comedy-inspired triptych now in the works. The following week, Richard Maxwell joined the students here in the Department’s seminar room to discuss themes of the play – existence, isolation, death, and redemption. Richard also led the students through some theater exercises, and discussed the inspiration and methods of his work, partially outlined in his new book, Theater for Beginners.