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Dramaturgy at the Mark Taper Forum: An Interview with Russell Vandenbroucke

An interview with scholar and dramaturg Russell Vandenbroucke. He is an Associate Producing Director of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. This past season he served as coordinating producer for *Miss Julie Bodiford*, *Golden Boy*, and *Under Statements*. Before arriving to St. Louis in July, 1985, he spent seven years as the Literary Manager of the Mark Taper Forum, where he also produced its literary cabaret, for which he received a special Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award. He is the author of *Los Alamos Atomic Bombers*, a story of the making of the first atomic bomb, and *Eleanor: In Her Own Words*, adapted from the writings of Eleanor Roosevelt to celebrate her centennial. Eleanor was recently filmed in Los Angeles with Lee Remick for KCET-TV. At the Taper, he worked as dramaturg with playwrights such as Ron Hutchinson, Mark Medoff, Richard Nelson, Ted Tally, Ron Milner, Steve Tesich, Howard Brenton, and Athol Fugard and with directors who included Gordon Davidson, Luis Valdez, John Hirsch, Jose Quintero, John Madden, Tom Moore, and Vittorio Gassman. He was Assistant Literary Manager of the Yale Repertory Theater, has been active with the Sundance Playwrights Conference since its inception, and has taught and lectured at Washington Universiiy, U.C.L. A., the University of California at San Diego, L. S.U, and Yale. His articles on theater have appeared in newspapers and magazines in this country and overseas and his book *Truths The Hand Can Touch: The Theatre Of Athol Fugard* was recently published by Theatre Communications Group.

Bly, Mark. “Dramaturgy at the Mark Taper Forum: An Interview with Russell Vandenbroucke.” *Theater* 17, no. 3 (1986): 13-18.