A close-reading and discussion of Tony Kushner’s monumental, subversive and remarkable masterwork. One of the late-20th-century’s most important pieces of dramatic literature, this funny, searching play about sex, power and religion is a radical rethinking of the American political drama. Through the use of “magical realism” Kushner examines both cosmic and human obsessions in the American consciousness. This seminar-style class will examine both Millennium Approaches and Perestroika.
Meet Your Instructor
Stephen Kitsakos draws from a wealth of theatre experience, having served on the Theatre Arts Faculty at SUNY New Paltz from 1999-2013, where he taught undergraduate theatre studies and performance and directed many plays. He is also an opera librettist and writer.
A copy of parts one (Millennium Approaches) and two (Perestroika) of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner