Intiman Offers a ‘Savage Chat with Tony Kushner’

In preparation for staging Tony Kushner’s award-winning masterwork Angels in America this summer, Intiman Theatre is kicking off its annual theatre festival with a discussion between the playwright and Dan Savage at Town Hall Seattle.

This year’s festival, called The Angels Project, includes not only the staging of the two-part, seven-hour theatre piece, but programs and events to encourage a deeper community dialogue with the issues presented by Angels in America.

On Saturday, May 10th at 2 PM, Intiman will present “A Savage Chat with Tony Kushner,” an interactive community conversation with the Tony Award-winning playwright and internationally syndicated advice columnist, The Stranger Editorial Director and Intiman alum (his play Miracle! was part of the company’s first summer festival in 2012) Dan Savage. It will be interactive in that they’ll be able to answer questions, either in real-time, via video submission (emailed to or tweeted to @IntimanTheatre using the hashtag #AskTony.

Kushner is best known for Angels in America, though he’s also written the screenplays for Stephen Spielberg’s Munich and was nominated for an Academy Award with Lincoln. He’s received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, an Emmy Award and two Tony Awards, among many other accolades. Dan Savage is the author of the internationally syndicated sex column, “Savage Love” and is the co-founder of the It Gets Better Project to help prevent suicide among LGBT youth. Angels in America runs Aug. 12 – Sept. 21, 2014.

Tony Kushner photo by Joan Marcus. Dan Savage photo by LaRae Lobdell.