Six Degrees of Separation Essay

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The following is a note from the author discussing the production of Six Degrees of Separation.

Armed with a lot of preparation, I wrote Six Degrees of Separation very quickly. (The question actors get asked is: How do you remember the lines? The question playwrights get is: How long did it take you to write it? The answer on this one from a playwright born in 1938 about a play written in 1989 is fifty-one years.) I brought Six Degrees to Lincoln Center Theater, which had produced the 1986 revival of House of Blue Leaves. Gregory Mosher and Bernard Gersten, the director and executive producer of Lincoln Center Theater, read it and put the play into immediate production, making it a rarity in today's theater, no workshop, no readings, and seventeen actors. Lincoln Center reassembled most of the Blue Leaves design staff. Jerry Zaks, who'd directed Blue Leaves, agreed to direct...

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