La MaMa Blogs: David Sedaris Spoke with PBS Newshour in the La MaMa Archive

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

David Sedaris Spoke with PBS Newshour in the La MaMa Archive

Humorist David Sedaris plumbs his own diaries for his latest book showcasing life's idiosyncrasies. Jeffrey Brown of PBS sat down with Sedaris at La MaMa, one of the stages where Sedaris first told stories, for a special interview where the 60 year old, hugely successful writer looked back at his younger self. 

The La MaMa Archives contain photographs, videos and more from his many Off Off Broadway plays and performances in the 1990s. Among many other talents, David is a playwright, having written several plays with his sister, actress Amy Sedaris. They have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written half-a-dozen original plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. 

These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob, and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatists Play Service. Meryl Vladimer produced and presented their plays at La MaMa when she was the artistic director of The Club. Read Ben Brantley's review of David & Amy Sedaris' 1995 production of 'Stitches' in the New York Times.

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