July 16, 2007
PDF of the full interview here.
Originally from New Jersey and now a New Yorker (Brooklyn to be exact), Jason Grote is a prolific writer, a full time Professor, a freelancer, and is involved in half a dozen current theatre projects. Despite the busy schedule (or perhaps because of it?), Grote has written five plays in the last four years and is on a roll.
His recent 1001, which opened to strong reviews in Denver this year, goes to New York in October, directed by Ethan McSweeny.
BOX AMERICANA, about the cold concrete and brutal forces of WAL-MART, is JAW's closing reading on 7/22 at 8 PM. Don't miss it!
Grote has a lot to say about a lot - the current New York theatre scene, the critics, literary theory, inventing new styles, the blogosphere, and of course politics.