Vanity Fair Columnist Richard Lawson and "Mr. Burns" creators Steve Cosson and Anne Washburn discuss the cartoon that has influenced American humor and political ideology since the late 80s.
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Leading up to the Civilians' production of "The Undertaking" premiering September 21-25 at Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, we're featuring some great interviews that didn't make it into the play. The Civilians' artistic director Steve Cosson interviewed Amber Carvaly as part of the research for "The Undertaking."
"The longer I've done public readings, the more I've understood that you have to take that space, and not worry about the audience getting uncomfortable." — Eileen Myles
"I was noticing that, especially within the theater, a good bit of the material that discussed religion — specifically Christianity — did so satirically. Any time I notice a gap — something that's not being talked about or said or noticed — then I want to rush in and make something for that barren space."