Bill Hart

Bill Hart, a director whose largely Off-Broadway-focused work led to collaborations with the likes of Sam Shepard, Joseph Chaikin and Joseph Papp, died Jan. 20, 2008, the New York Times reported. The cause was complications of pancreatic cancer. He was 70 and lived in Brooklyn. The St. Louis native moved to New York City in the early 1960s and soon began to run with an artistic downtown crowd. He became associated with Theatre Genesis, one of the leading lights in the Off-Off-Broadway movement of the time. Founded by Ralph Cook at St. Mark's-Church-in-the-Bowery, Genesis devoted itself to nurturing new playwriting talents, including Shepard.

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  • Born: Oct 17, 1937 in St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Death: Jan 20, 2008 in New York, NY, USA