Paul M. Rudnick born December 29, is an American playwrightnovelist, screenwriter and essayist. Rudnick may be the funniest writer for the stage in the United States today.
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AS Paul Rudnick sees it, the moment when a person scrounges together enough money and begins to buy furniture is not merely an economic rite of passage. It is also a fork in the road of self-identity that leads, alternately, to levelheaded reason or loopy fancy. When Mr.
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Skip to content. Many of these groundbreaking plays are now returning to Broadway, but will they hold up a generation later? Most of the plays they discussed have been adapted into films, so you can watch along at home with these clips:.
Science has more or less given up on trying to determine the origin of homosexuality, but Paul Rudnick hasn't. Many of his plays are nothing less than gay creation myths. Asked "What causes homosexuality?
Nowhere has the extraordinary flowering of art on openly gay themes been more evident than in recent American theater, where plays exploring gay themes are helping to transform the role of gays and gay issues in society. In a movement that began with the modern gay-rights movement inand has gathered momentum since the advent of AIDS, homosexual artists have produced an explosion of important work that has catapulted gay issues into the mainstream of American culture. In fiction, history and biography, gay and lesbian writing is leaving behind the small, independent presses where it began and finding a place in major commercial publishing houses, college classrooms and the libraries of straight readers. With the arts in the vanguard in shifting public sensibilities, concerns once seen narrowly as gay are being embraced as universal.
His encounter with a prospective partner wrapped extra safely in Saran Wrap, sets the tone of the evening. Rudnick pokes sharp fun without trivializing the seriousness of the epidemic. From the start, audience members are laughing, relating and perhaps remembering.