Miami is not particularly known for being a theater center for the US which is all the more reason why Christine Dolen’s thoughts on the scene there, after 36 years of watching it as a critic, are particularly compelling.
I talked to Tennessee Williams at a table by the water in Key West. I met Edward Albee for the first time in the lobby of New York’s Algonquin Hotel, where he held one of the resident cats as he answered or parried my questions with withering wit. I grabbed a quick interview with Arthur Miller outside a theater at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston. Since the mid-1980s, I have interviewed (in person or on the phone) nearly every winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama. What a brilliant, inspiring group of artists they are.
The memories made closer to home are even more vivid.