The Museum will offer a screening of "Wendy Wasserstein on Writing" Feb. 10 at 4:15 PM. The program features a taped 1993 interview with Wasserstein conducted by the Museum's television curator, Ron Simon.
"Wendy Wasserstein on Writing" also includes footage from "Great Performances: Theater in America: Uncommon Women and Others" (1978), "Great Performances: Three Cheever Stories: The Sorrows of Gin" (1979, adaptation by Wasserstein), "Trying Times: Drive, She Said" (1987), and "Great Performances: Celebrating Creativity, American Style: Kiss, Kiss Dahlings" (1992).
During the interview Wasserstein, according to a press statement, discusses "how she got started; the evolution of themes in her work; the effects of television on the current generation of playwrights; and the life Uncommon Women gained through its PBS incarnation at a time when Broadway producers wouldn't touch a play about women."
"Wendy Wasserstein on Writing" is 90 minutes in length.
Tony Award-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein died on Jan. 30 at the age of 55. Wasserstein earned the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for The Heidi Chronicles — which also won her a Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Her other plays include Isn’t It Romantic, The Sisters Rosensweig, Uncommon Women and Others, An American Daughter, Old Money and the recent Third. The Museum of Television & Radio is located in New York at 25 West 52nd Street. For more information call (212) 621-6800 or visit www.mtr.org.