LA Stage Times just published this far-reaching interview with Dan Dietz, author of American Misfit. Here is a taste:
American Misfit started in Austin in 2002. Its seeds were planted by the work of both Salvage Vanguard and the Rude Mechanicals, another Austin theater company, whose works I’ve Never Been So Happy, The Method Gun and Lipstick Traces toured to Los Angeles. He remembers that “people were starting to blend live music and theater in really cool ways.” He experimented with it in a previous work called Tilt Angel, but he wanted to go farther. “And I had just seen Kirk Lynn’s play Requiem for Tesla (also a Rude Mechs production), and I was like, ‘historical characters on stage, like this is cool!’”
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