Monday, October 15, 2012

Thomas Bradshaw Talks About ‘Job’ and His Other Plays -

Q. In a recent round-table discussion with other playwrights, you said New York theater needed to push more boundaries. Can you elaborate?

A. When I lived in New York, I was at the theater seven nights a week, and 85 percent of the time I was bored. That should not be the case ever. Theater should always be immediate, in the moment and all-consuming. Playwrights like Miller and O’Neill were pushing the boundaries for their time. We should be pushing them for our time. Why be an artist otherwise?