RADIO // The Interview ShowKaren Malpede
Hosted by Will Corwin
Originally aired 5/28/10
Karen Malpede comes to the Clocktower to talk to Will about her play, Prophecy, which opened to rave reviews in London in 2008 and, as of this 2010 recording, was soon to be performed at New York's East Fourth Street Theater. She talks about her origins first as a contemporary historian of the downtown theater, with Mabou Mines and the Living Theater, and her rather quick transition to an active creative member of that community. Prophecy weaves the story of a returning Iraq war vet with the Greek dramas of Sophocles. Malpede's numerous other plays include The Beekeeper's Daughter, Another Life and I Will Bear Witness, and she has written such theatrical histories as Women in Theatre: Compassion and Hope and Three Works by the Open Theater (29 minutes).
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