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Episode 6
Arthur Kopit

 

Recorded in 1985, Arthur Kopit talks through the pressures that playwrights face meeting the expectations of an audience and the influence the marketplace can have on the success of their work.

 

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ARTHUR KOPIT (born May,10 1937)

Playwright

Arthur Kopit is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and a three-time Tony Award nominee. Mr. Kopit teaches playwriting at NYU and heads the Lark Theatre's Playwrights' Workshop. He also serves on the Council of the Dramatists Guild.

Works include: Chamber Music (1962), Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad (1963), Indians (1970), Wings (1979), Nine (book)(1982), Good Help is Hard to Find (1981), End of the World with Symposium to Follow (1984), Road to Nirvana (1991), Phantom (book)(1992), A Dram of Drummhicit (2011).