Tony Kushner, playwright, “Angels in America” and other works, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky, recorded in San Francisco, March 17, 2006. “Angels in America” is currently running at Berkeley Rep through July 22, 2018.
Tony Kushner’s masterpiece, Angels in America, is currently running in New York, with a cast that includes Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane, and at Berkeley Rep directed by Tony Taccone, with a cast that includes Randy Harrison and Stephen Spinella and runs through July 22nd.
On March 17, 2006, Tony Kushner came to San Francisco to promote the Library of America Collected Plays of Arthur Miller, which he’d edited. The interview took place three months after the opening of Munich, the Steven Spielberg film for which he’d written the screenplay, and a few weeks after the controversial Oscar ceremony, where the favorite, Brokeback Mountain, lost best picture to the lightly regarded film Crash.
The wide-ranging interview deals with Arthur Miller, Munich, Angels in America both on stage and film, Homebody/Kabul, Caroline or Change, and issues which remain contemporary, twelve years later.
Since 2006, Tony Kushner wrote the screenplay for the film, “Lincoln,” worked on the screenplay for August Wilson’s “Fences” and is currently working on an adaptation of West Side Story. His only completed play since 2006 has been The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures . which was first produced in 2009.