I wrote a big new essay about the history of play publishing for Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, the editorial mind behind the new play publishing project 3-Hole Press. It covers the history of Play A Journal of Plays, Paula Vogel’s teaching, Bonnie Marranca’s publishing at PAJ, John Cage, Gertrude Stein, Fluxus, and actors living in pageant wagons. 3-Hole’s site is just about to launch, but the essay is ready for your sneak-previewing and pdf-ing pleasure. Photo of Play A Journal of Plays #2 by still-room.
What's the difference between writing a play and writing a performance text? I try to describe the distinction in PAJ 100, edited by Bonnie Marranca and featuring inspiring reflections on life as an artist from Anne Bogart, Liz LeCompte, Mac Wellman, and many other heroes.
Yelena Gluzman, Steven Chodoriwsky, and I discuss the polyphonic worlds of performance inside Gluzman's Emergency Index from Ugly Duckling Presse. Our conversation appeared in the photography magazine Osmos.