CMU School of Drama

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Playwright Threatens Fines Over Post-Show Discussion of His Play

OnStage: Given the times we're living in, theatre can provide an escape but also an opportunity to create dialogue. Whether it's to inform, educate or simply gain feedback, conversations between cast and audience (known as "talk backs") can be a valuable source of information and enlightenment.

But not everyone thinks so. When it comes to the work of David Mamet, hell hath no fury than if you try to discuss his work after the curtain closes.

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