Locution Interview: Mac Wellman

March 6, 2000
Mac Wellman is one of the best-known “downtown” dramatists. Among his many plays are Terminal Hip, Crowbar, 7 Blowjobs, Sincerity Forever, Cleveland, Murder of Crows, Hyacinth Macaw, which have been staged in several theatres and universities throughout the country. Cat’s Paw was produced by the Soho Rep in December and Jennie Richee at MCA in Chicago in February 2001.
Wellman’s plays are collected in The Bad Infinity and the forthcoming Cellophane. He also edited the drama anthologies Theatre of Wonders and From the Other Side of the Century: New American Drama, 1960-1995. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and multiple Obie Award winner and has received a Lila-Wallace Reader’s Digest Writer’s Award. Wellman is Professor of Playwriting at Brooklyn College. He is also a novelist and poet.