NativeAdVantage 10-Q2BA:

(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?

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Steven Drukman: Playwright & associate arts professor, NYU Tisch School of Arts

My NativeAdVantage:


Steven Drukman is an associate arts professor at NYU Tisch School of Arts. This season, Steven Drukman's “Going to See the Kid” will premiere at Merrimack Repertory Theatre and his first feature film, “To Whom I May Concern,” co-written with Gil Cates, is scheduled to open in 2017. “Death of the Author” received its world premiere at the Geffen Playhouse in LA (published by Dramatists Play Service), and his play “Marquis Aurelius”—a Eugene O’Neill finalist—appeared in Asolo Rep’s Unplugged Series. Other plays include: “The Prince of Atlantis,” (South Coast Rep, published in American Theatremagazine), “The Innocents,” (the first-ever commission by New York’s Naked Angels, produced by Asolo Rep), “The Bullet Round” (Arena Stage in Portland Oregon), "In This Corner" (The Old Globe, winner of San Diego Critics' Circle "Best New Play" award), "Another Fine Mess" (Portland Center Stage, Pulitzer Prize Nomination for Drama, 2003), "Going Native" (Long Wharf Theatre), "Flattery Will Get You" (Connecticut Rep), "Collateral Damage" (Illusion Theater, Minneapolis), "Snowmaiden" (Bob Hope Theatre, Dallas). Also: "Truth and Beauty" (South Coast Repertory, Pacific Playwrights Festival). Drukman's work has been developed by the Mark Taper Forum, Manhattan Theatre Club, Intiman Theatre, Sundance Theatre Lab, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Playwrights Horizons, South Coast Rep, New York Theatre Workshop, many others and he was a 2015 MacDowell Fellow. Prior to playwriting, he worked for many years as a journalist, writing for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and countless magazines, including American Theatre, where he was a Senior Editor. He is represented by ICM in New York and ESA in Los Angeles.

What do you do best?

Bounce back.

What makes you the best?

Tenacity. Curiosity. Patience. Wit. Marry me.

What are your aspirations?

I never, ever, ever think that way. I create the art that appeals to me in the moment. I should probably be more ambitious but instead I’m nimble and resourceful.

Biggest Success?

A room of one’s own.

Most Challenging Moment?

Finding the woman who gave birth to me and having her refuse to see me. What’s the cri de coeur of “Death of a Salesman?” ATTENTION MUST BE PAID! “See me!” we cry, mewling in our cradles, gamboling as young people, then, finally, gurgling into our graves. (And if we’re artists, “See what I’ve made!”). It’s what we all need on this bitch of an earth. I guess she never read the play.


“Proust to amuse you and Tintin to instruct you.”

Favorite People/Role Models?

Freud, Chekhov, Joe Louis. I’ll stop there.

Favorite Places/Destinations?

Fenway Park.

Favorite Products/Objects?


Current Passions?

Damson Gin.