In conjunction with Photography and the American Civil War,NOMA is delighted to present an evening with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner. Drawing on Mr. Kushner's recent work as the screenwriter for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, the conversation will address the role of writing and photography in bringing historical figures to life.
This conversation occurred on March 26, 2014
About Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner’s plays include A Bright Room Called Day; Angels in America, Parts One and Two; Slavs!; Homebody/Kabul; the musical Caroline, or Change and the opera A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck, both with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide To Capitalism And Socialism With A Key To The Scriptures. He has adapted and translated Pierre Corneille’s The Illusion, S.Y. Ansky’s The Dybbuk, Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan and Mother Courage and Her Children; and the English-language libretto for the operaBrundibár by Hans Krasa. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’ film of Angels In America, and for Steven Spielberg’sMunich and Lincoln. His books include Brundibar, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; The Art of Maurice Sendak, 1980 to the Present; and Wrestling With Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon. Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, two Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, among other honors. In 2012, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Mark Harris.