Historic Audio from the Archives of Charles Ruas: Richard Foreman
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In this 1975 interview with Charles Ruas, originally broadcast on WBAI-FM, New York, playwright and director Richard Foreman gives detailed insight into his process with illustrations from rehearsals for Pandering to the Masses: A Misrepresentation at his Ontological-Hysteric Theater, then in production.
Richard Foreman has written, directed and designed over fifty of his own plays both in New York City and abroad. He has received the annual Literature award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, a "Lifetime Achievement in the Theater" award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the PEN Club Master American Dramatist Award, and a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship. Foreman is the founder and artistic director of the non-profit Ontological-Hysteric Theater (1968-present) located in the historic St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery in New York City's East Village neighborhood.
Historic Audio from the Archives of Charles Ruas is produced by Clocktower Radio and broadcast in partnership with Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM. Writes Clocktower Radio, "A unparalleled collection of recovered and restored programs from the seventies produced by Charles Ruas for WBAI-FM, New York's Pacifica station. It features reading, lectures, and performances by such cultural and literary icons as Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Anaïs Nin, William Boroughs, Buckminster Fuller, Sylvia Plath, Pablo Neruda, and Jorge Luis Borges, among numerous others.
Ruas is the author of Conversations with American Writers, a Fulbright scholar, and a distinguished French translator. He is also a contributor to ARTNews and Art in America. This series is produced in partnership with Charles Ruas, The Pacifica Radio Archives, The Yale Beinecke Library, The Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Collection, and numerous restorers, archivists and collectors."