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Leigh Bienen

Leigh Bienen is a law professor and a criminal defense attorney whose expertise includes sex crimes and capital murder. A lifelong devotee of the theatre and the theatre arts and artists, she has published fiction and non fiction, and a short play of hers was included in a festival of new plays at McCarter Theatre, Princeton. As a Guest Editor for a Special Issue on Theatre in Triquarterly  134,  she brought together articles and commentary from theatre artists such as Frank Galati and Mary Zimmerman, among others.  Other commentary on theatre include a published  interview with David Rabe and various reviews.  In addition to her many published books and articles on the law, recent literary publications include: The Left Handed Marriage, and other stories and Florence Kelley, Factory Inspector in 1890’s Chicago, and the Children. The Florence Kelley book was adapted into a three person dramatic reading for presentation at Hull House and other venues in Chicago.

Women and Men in Robert Falls’ 2666
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Women and Men in Robert Falls’ 2666

13 October 2016

Leigh Bienen on the Goodman Theatre production of 2666 which adapts Roberto Bolaño’s nine-hundred and something page novel for the stage.