Landmark summary of 13 meetings that brought together more than 120 artistic directors from the nations leading not-for-profit professional theatres. Introduction by Lloyd Richards, Foreword by Peter Zeisler
(Artistic Director) is the former Managing Editor of American Theatre magazine and the author of "The Artistic Home", published by the Theatre Communications Group (TCG). His essays and articles blending arts journalism and advocacy have appeared regularly in publications across the country, including the Village Voice, American Theatre and Theatre Times, and many have been reprinted nationally and in Canada. "The Past is Prologue: On Change and Mourning in the American Theatre" has been translated into Russian and "Gentle Revolutionaries: The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble" into French for publication in North Africa. Todd shared (with Ben Brantley and Elinor Fuchs) the prestigious George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism in 1997 for his article in American Theatre entitled "Mamet on Mamet". In 1995 he was guest literary director of the American Repertory Theatre and visiting lecturer of dramatic arts at Harvard. For two years prior to that he served as senior writer on "Theatre in America", a five-part documentary series in development for Great Performances, WNET/Thirteen in New York. A former chair of the New York State Council on the Arts theatre panel, he spent two seasons at CSC Rep Off Broadway as associate artistic director/dramaturg, a position he also held at New Playwrights Theatre in Washington, D.C. before moving to New York in 1985. London was an assistant professor of drama at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts from 1990-94. Todd edited Contemporary American Monologues for Women (TCG) and Contemporary American Monologues for Men (TCG) and wrote the afterword for Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's Letters to the Editor (Simon & Schuster) all published in 1998. His first novel, The World's Room, is due out from Steerforth Press in spring of 2001. He holds an MFA in directing from Boston University and a Ph.D in Literary Studies from the American University.
The States of American Playwriting, by Todd London: http://www.nytheatre-wire.com/toddlondon.htm
Theatre Communications Group: http://www.tcg.org