Washington, D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company will livestream Thornton Wilder: It’s Time, a new documentary about playwright and author Thornton Wilder, May 18 at 7:30 PM ET. The new short will make its premiere during the theatre company's Shakespeare Hour Live!
As part of the event, Wilder's nephew Tappan Wilder and Wilder Director of Programs Rosey Strub will take part in a Q&A with the documentary's creator Jim Knable. Simon Godwin, Shakespeare Theatre Company's artistic director, and Dr. Drew Lichtenberg, the company's Resident Dramaturg, will moderate the discussion.
The documentary features interviews with contemporary theatre artists influenced by the playwright including Paula Vogel; Lileana Blain-Cruz, who currently directs a production of Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth at Lincoln Center Theater; Henry Wishcamper; and Tatiana Pandiani. Interviews with A.R. Gurney and Mia Farrow are also publicly screened for the first time.
Wilder won three Pulitzer Prizes, and remains the only writer to win a Pulitzer in both fiction and drama. In honor of the 125th anniversary of Wilder's birth, Shakespeare Theatre Company is producing a revival of Our Town, one of Wilder's most famous plays. Performances will run in Washington, D. C. May 12–June 11 at Sidney Harman Hall.
To register in advance for the event, visit ShakespeareTheatre.org.