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Robert Brustein

Robert Brustein is a 2010 National Medal of Arts winner. He is a playwright, adaptor, director, actor, teacher, and critic. He is a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard University, Distinguished Scholar in residence at Suffolk University, and a past Dean of the Yale Drama School. Mr. Brustein is the founding director of the Yale Repertory Theatre and the American Repertory Theatre, where he served for twenty-three years. He retired from the Artistic Directorship of the A.R.T. in 2002 and now bears the title of Founding Director. He is the author of seventeen books on theatre and society, and has supervised well over two-hundred productions. Mr. Brustein has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was recently inducted into the Players Hall of Fame and Theatre Hall of Fame. His latest play is Exposed, a fierce satire on the American electoral system.

Thunder in Blunderland
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Thunder in Blunderland

10 June 2016

Rob Orchard writes about Robert Brustein’s career of writing political theatre, and shares an audio recording of a new satirical skit.

In Search of the Artistic Home
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In Search of the Artistic Home

17 April 2012

Jamie Gahlon has asked theatre artists from around the country to talk about their personal search for an artistic home. Bob Brustein continues this series.