Interview with Marsha Norman | Downstage Center

American Theatre Wing, Downstage Center

October 2006

Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman compares the gathering and rituals shared by theatre and houses of worship; explains why she could never have written ‘night Mother now that she’s had children; talks about her specific goals in crafting the lyrics for “Lily’s Eyes” in The Secret Garden; considers whether playwriting has actual rules and can be taught; and compares the story of The Color Purple to the classic tale of Cinderella.