Wrestling With Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner

Speaking at Vassar College's 2002 commencement, Louisiana-born, New York-based playwright Tony Kushner asks the graduating class a simple question: Why on earth would you invite a playwright to come speak at your graduation? Do you want everyone to think you're gay? But to anyone familiar with the Pulitzer Prize winner's work in both the theater and in progressive...read more

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