Wednesday, May 25, 2011

ARTS ECONOMICS: Tony Kushner Is A Failure!

I mean, not from an artistic standpoint. But here's what he has to say about his personal economics:

I make my living now as a screenwriter! Which I’m surprised and horrified to find myself saying, but I don’t think I can support myself as a playwright at this point. I don’t think anybody does.

(h/t Playgoer)

1 comment:

Ian Thal said...

just to throw this out there: Kushner's plays are very challenging in scope and content which might scare a lot of companies from producing them, so while he is arguably one of the best, how often do his works actually get produced, compared to his cohort of established playwrights of the baby-boom generation?

Because in my neck of the woods, I see Mamet getting produced far more often than Kushner (as much as I would like it to be the other way around.)