The Dramatists Guild Fund has made a series of interviews between prominent and promising playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists, available online for free. The interviews, featuring artists such as Larry Kramer, Lisa Kron, Tony Kushner, Alan Menken, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and James Lapine, were filmed as part of the Legacy Project Volume III.
Created by The Dramatists Guild Fund in 2009 and conceived by playwright Jonathan Reynolds, The Legacy Project documents and preserves the creative process of dramatists in a series of filmed conversations. Watch some of them below:
Tony Kushner Interviewed by Michael Friedman:
James Lapine Interviewed by Lisa Kron:
Alan Menken Interviewed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez:
Larry Kramer Interviewed by George C. Wolfe:
The Legacy Project producers include Nancy Ford, Carol Hall, Peter Ratray and Jonathan Reynolds. The interviews are filmed and directed by Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest of Transient Pictures. The Dramatists Guild Fund’s Media Advisor is Leonard Majzlin.
The Legacy Project Volume III conversations are made available for free on Youtube with the support of Roe Green, DGF Board member and President of the Roe Green Foundation. “Thanks to Roe Green and her support of The Legacy Project, making Volume III free to the public on YouTube, students and writers of all ages will have access to the insights shared by some of our most influential writers in the American Theater,” said Andrew Lippa, President of the Dramatists Guild Fund, in a press statement.
Clips from the first two volumes of The Legacy Project are available to the public at dgfund.org/legacyprojectarchive/.
For more information visit DGFund.org