I began coming to Paris in the 1960s when I was told audiences here liked my work. More than 20 of my plays have been produced in Paris, and several have had long runs and have returned in revivals.
Lou Tyrrell has created a theatre that is a safe haven for playwrights, a birthing center for new American writing. Arts Garage has created a vital, enthusiastic audience for theatre, music, painting and sculpture in Delray Beach.
Theatre's great. It's such an act of faith. It's a wonderful art form where you suspend disbelief for a couple of hours. It's a lovely art form because the actors and the audience are alive and in the room at the same time together. That's why I love the theatre.
L.A. is so focused on TV and film that theater is kind of an arcane sport. People look at you like you're doing something cute.
I write because I don't know how to ask my questions any other way.
I'm really into the irony of writing vaguely radical plays that instantly win huge establishment awards. It's really amusing.
I've always been a fighter - it's always been a part of my personality.
My agent in London says all New York films are wonderful if they're really New York films because they're like travelogues.
I have never written a play, a story, a poem, or my one film - anything - unless something was troubling me enough, wrecking me, in fact, to drive me back into the absurdity of writing. I do not enjoy writing.