If There Are People, There Will Be Theater

New York City’s enduring love for live theater has long nurtured companies, both on and Off Broadway, that have not only survived, but in many cases thrived despite the recent recession. “Theater will never die, as long as there is one person to tell a story and two people to listen,” says Casey Childs, executive producer of Primary Stages, a company he founded in 1984 dedicated to new plays. Casey was joined by Robert LuPone, artistic director of MCC Theater, and Jeffrey Horowitz, artistic director of Theatre for a New Audience in a discussion entitled, “25 Years of Off Broadway Theatre: Founders Look to the Future,” at the Graduate Center.
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