Wed, Oct 30 | Baker Theatre Building Library

Fall 2019 Floria Lasky Visiting Artist, Mark Larson

Registration is Closed
Fall 2019 Floria Lasky Visiting Artist, Mark Larson

Time & Location

Oct 30, 2019, 6:30 PM
Baker Theatre Building Library, 151 E 67th St, New York, NY 10065, USA


Mark Larson participated in the most remarkable boom in American theater history, when in the short decade of 1975-85 fewer than a dozen theaters exploded to more than one hundred ensembles. Drawing on over 300 interviews, many on tape, his new book is an oral history of a movement created by mostly young people–from Mike Nichols, Alan Arkin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, George Wendt, Tracy Letts, and current Hunter Theatre chair Gregory Mosher to the thousands who continue to make theatre in Chicago. We invite you to hear the story directly from Larson and those who created a movement that is still alive and well today.

This event is made possible by the Frederick Loewe Foundation, which has funded The Floria Lasky Visiting Artists Program with special thanks to Emily Altman, President.