Terrence McNally, who authored more than 80 plays, musicals, and opera librettos before he died earlier this year (read Texas Monthly’s tribute) was born on this day in 1938 in St .Petersburg, Florida. He graduated from high school in Corpus Christi, Texas, and became one of the most respected American playwrights due to the success of works like Master Class, The Lisbon Traviata, and Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune. [Read more…] about Celebrating Terrence McNally
In partnership with ZACH Theatre, the Ransom Center presents a screening and conversation with playwright Terrence McNally on Sunday, November 11, at 2 p.m.
Terrence McNally is one of the most enduring and respected American playwrights, responsible for over 80 plays, musicals, and opera librettos over the past 50 years. [Read more…] about Terrence McNally at 80
By Raymond-Jean Frontain
What brings people to the theater, a speaker explains in “Hidden Agendas”—a sketch that Terrence McNally wrote in the early 1990s in response to a censorship crisis at the National Endowment for the Arts—is “the expectation that the miracle of communication will take place. […] Words, sounds, gestures, feelings, thoughts! The things that connect us and make us human. The hope for that connection!” [Read more…] about Research at the Ransom Center: Terrence McNally’s connections