An Interview with writer, director John Patrick Shanley moderated by Howard Sherman, executive director of the American Theater Wing, with scenes from "Where's My Money?" featuring Florencia Lozano and Patrick Breen, "Defiance" featuring Chris Chalk and Chris Bauer. In addition to a reading from Mr. Shanley's new play "Church and State" featuring Ron Cephas Jones and John Turturro.
John Patrick Shanley is a writer and director who reached the pinnacle in his career with the production of his play "Doubt: A Parable", in 2004.
He had previously been critically lauded as an Off-Broadway playwright for such plays as "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea", "Italian American Reconciliation",
and "Four dogs and a Bone", and as an Oscar winning screenwriter for "Moonstruck". "Doubt: A Parable" received rave reviews during it's Off-Broadway run
and became Mr.Shanley's first transfer to Broadway. The production won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk, the Tony and the Pulitzer.
"Doubt" became a major motion picture, directed by Mr. Shanley. His long list of acclaimed plays, many of which he directed in their original productions, include "Defiance', "Savage in Limbo", " Big Funk", and "Sailor Song".