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In the Room - John Guare

Episode 59
John Guare

In a conversation recorded in 1994, John Guare, playwright of House of Blue Leaves and Six Degrees of Separation, talks about his creative process and how returning to his writing journal helps shape his plays.  

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John Guare’s works have earned him four Tonys and four additional nominations, two Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awards, and an Olivier Best Play Award.  He won the 2003 PEN Master Dramatist Award, the 2004 Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the 2005 Obie for sustained excellence. He is a council member of the Dramatists Guild, co-edits the Lincoln Center Theater Review, and in 1993 he was elected into the Theater Hall of Fame. In 2014, the Dramatists Guild presented John with their Lifetime Achievement Award.

Works include:  To Wally Patoni, We Leave a Credenza (1964), Muzeeka (1968), Cop-Out (1968), The House of Blue Leaves (1971), Two Gentlemen of Verona (1971), Rich and Famous (1974), Landscape of the Body (1977), Marco Polo Sings a Solo (1977), Bosoms and Neglect (1979), Atlantic City (1980), Lydie Breeze (1982), Gardenia (1982), The Race to Urga (1986), Six Degrees of Separation (1990), Women and Water (1990), Four Baboons Adoring the Sun (1992), Lake Hollywood (1999), Chaucer in Rome (2001), A Few Stout Individuals (2002), A Free Man of Color (2010), Erased/Elzbieta (2011), Are You There, McPhee? (2012), 3 Kinds of Exile (2013).

John Guare’s DG Member Profile: http://www.dramatistsguild.com/memberdirectory/getmembership.aspx?cid=2099