Itamar Moses, playwright and librettist for “The Band’s Visit,” in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky, recorded January 10, 2022.
Itamar Moses has written several plays, including “Yellowjackets,” which was performed in 2008 at Berkeley Rep, and the books for three musicals. He won a Tony Award for “The Band’s Visit,” which plays at BroadwaySF‘s Golden Gate Theater through February 6, 2021.
Raised in Berkeley (and his parents kept the radio tuned to KPFA), Itamar Moses attended Yale and the Tisch School at NYU. Along with his work as a playwright, he served in the writing room for Men of a Certain Age, Boardwalk Empire and The Affair. In this interview, he discusses, in depth, the creation of “The Band’s Visit,” and takes us to the writing room of Boardwalk Empire. He also discusses his other work and his career path as a playwright. The interview concludes with his views on diversity in theater and his own work through the pandemic.