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Conrad Bishop & Elizabeth Fuller were co-founders of Milwaukee’s Theatre X in 1969 and The Independent Eye in 1974. They have written over 60 produced plays, staged by Actors Theatre of Louisville, Circle Repertory, Mark Taper Forum, Denver Center Theatre, Barter Theatre, Asolo Theater Center, and many others, as well as by their own ensembles. They were twice recipients of playwriting fellowships from the NEA and six-time fellowship grantees of PA Council on the Arts. They have created work in collaboration with many theatres and colleges. They have written and produced six public radio series, broadcast on more than 80 stations, and were recipients of two Silver Reel Awards from the National Association of Community Broadcasters.
Bishop has a Stanford Ph.D. and has directed over 100 shows for the Eye and Theatre X as well as freelancing with regional theatres and colleges. He has also done extensive mask and puppet design, and has performed with the Eye throughout the USA.
Fuller has created more than 50 theatre scores, including music for The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale, Macbeth, Frankenstein, and Camino Real. She was twice recipient of Philadelphia’s Barrymore Award for theatre music. She has performed roles with Independent Eye for three decades, plus many guest roles.
on May 10, 2013 :
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The authors are correct when they say it is in the Vonnegut vein--it's smart, funny, and skewers modern culture with the same deftness that Kurt demonstrated. Worth reading for just the pithy one-liners that pepper the text, but holds together as a satisfying satiric yarn all the way through.
(reviewed long after purchase)