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Friday, February 09, 2007

Christopher Shinn interview

"Once institutions start to see themselves as superior to the works of art they are presenting, I think artists are in big trouble. It means that they might be forced to submit to the desires of institutions in order to have their voice heard at all, leading to a watering down of that voice, or a contradiction of that voice even."

-Playwright Christopher Shinn, in conversation with Mr. Excitement himself, Mark Armstrong in an interesting Brooklyn Rail interview.

Shinn's play, "Dying City"--a rare production of an American play dealing with the Iraq war--goes into previews next week at Lincoln Center.

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