Ed Bullins: Ten Questions
Ed Bullins, John Weidman, and Micki Grant
Ed Bullins, John Weidman, and Micki Grant at the DG Awards Night on the occasion of Ed winning the Flora Roberts Award, 2007. Photo by Douglas Gorenstein.

1What was your most memorable theatrical experience as a child?

Some little children’s play at a theatre set in an old firehouse near the northernmost edges of Philadelphia. I was perhaps ten years old. I didn’t know what they were doing, but it fascinated me.


2 What production do you wish you’d seen?

Many, mostly forgotten.



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Ed Bullins

earned his MFA in playwriting from San Francisco State University and was the Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at Northeastern University in Boston. His professional playwriting career began in 1965 with the production of How Do You Do, Dialect Determinism (or The Rally) and Clara’s Ole Man at the Firehouse Repertory Theatre in San Francisco. He later became the Resident Playwright and Associate Director at Robert Macbeth’s New Lafayette Theatre in Harlem, New York, where Bullins headed the Black Theatre Workshop which gave starts to Richard Wesley, OyamO, and Martie Charles.