Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee is celebrated, analyzed and depicted in the new documentary THE STAGES OF Edward Albee, directed by James Dowell and John Kolomvakis, which will have its New York premiere on March 27 at the Paley Center.
The premiere of the film will be followed by a discussion featuring Albee, the filmmakers and recent Broadway WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRIGINIA WOOLF? star Kathleen Turner, among others.
Turner appears in the film, as do frequent Albee collaborators and stars RoseMary Harris, Marian Seldes, Judith Ivey, Bill Irwin and Bill Pullman. Additionally, peers and fellow playwrights such as John Guare, Terrence McNally and Tony Kushner reflect on the immense impact of Albee's forty-plus plays that have been produced over the last fifty-plus years.
The official description of the documentary follows:
"As Charles Isherwood of the New York Times recently noted, Edward Albee is "the most important American playwright of his generation," establishing a standard of truth-telling in theater. This intimate documentary uncovers the life and artistry of the man who continues to inspire and challenge the Broadway community. Albee is casually captured in his loft amid his extensive art collection, as well as relaxing in his summer home in Montauk. Actors Kathleen Turner, Marian Seldes, Bill Irwin, and Bill Pullman reflect on the challenges of performing Albee's work, in addition to reading from his plays. Albee's place in theatrical history is considered by playwrights Tony Kushner, Terrence McNally, and John Guare. The Stages of Edward Albee is engaging and revealing, illuminating the creative process and the impact of one illustrious writer on his colleagues and audience."
Tickets to THE STAGES OF Edward Albee are available here.
View the trailer for THE STAGES OF Edward Albee below.