BOMB 5 Spring 1983
This interview took place over telephone between NY and Memphis, January 1983.
Two men of the stage: Kabuki master Onoe Kuroemon II speaks with musician and composer Robert Aaron about a life in the traditional Kabuki Theater.
Rockets is a stand-up comedian. I first met him in his capacity as the genial host, maître ‘d and sergeant-at-arms at the Red Bar on Manhattan’s upwardly mobile Lower East Side.
From photographing the New York artists of the ’60s and ’70s to capturing the streets of Cuba and El Salvador, Gianfranco Gorgoni speaks to Betsy Sussler about his move to photo-journalism and subsequent responsibility of bearing witness.
H. M. Koutoukas writes and directs plays. Although there’s been no full scale public production in about four years, he’s had 150 equity approved extravangas and 40 one-act pieces produced.
Betsy Sussler interviews playwright James McLure on his interpretations of Americana.
James Purdy is the author of numerous novels, short stories, and plays. Nightshift, a N.Y. theater group working out of the Laight Again Club in New York’s East Village, performed three of Purdy’s one-acts, What Is It Zach?, True, and The Berry-Picker, during October and November of 1982.
Joan Tewkesbury and I met this summer in Los Angeles: Immediately I was struck by the kinky combination of elements that work in rapid fire in this woman’s brain.
JoAnne Akalaitis discusses the history of Mabou Mines, the avant-garde theater company, and her various projects.
Character is everything for Maria Duval. She speaks with Suzanne Mallouk about her fluctuating sense of self as a versatile collection of personalities.
A group of three actors who are standing stationary until the set pieces of the Rhone Rehabilitation Centre glide in from O.S. Left and Right. A folding chair is leaned against a ten foot by ten foot glass booth which glides in from O.S. Right. It is a three-walled booth which surrounds one of the actors—THE SUBJECT.