On Saturday, April 4th, 1pm, at the Playwrights’ Center, join Carey Perloff and the Center’s Jeremy Cohen for a discussion about Perloff’s new memoir Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater. Perloff is in town for the opening of The Guthrie’s “Mr Burns: a post-electric play,” co-produced by her American Conservatory Theater.
In Beautiful Chaos, Carey Perloff, award-winning playwright, director, and Artistic Director San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), pens a vibrant and revealing memoir of her twenty-plus years at the helm. She takes on critical questions about leadership and creative inspiration, as well as gender parity in the arts, and delivers an impassioned manifesto for the role of live theater in today’s world.
Perloff shares behind-the-scenes stories about her collaborations with Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Olympia Dukakis and Bill Irwin, among others, as well as many A.C. T. productions including Philip Kan Gotanda’s After the War, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, The Tosca Project, and The Black Rider (with Tom Waits and Robert Wilson).