• Interview with Arthur Keyser – Before Steepletop

    8-20-18-23-18 Interview

    8/2018 Arthur Keyser is a playwright but he didn’t know it until he was eighty years old. Born to deaf parents who were unable to guide their children, Arthur and his brother had to find their own way. Arthur discovered and fell in love with theater “by accident” when he was fourteen, but never thought of writing for it. A voracious reader and naturally gifted writer he decided on the law as a career. In retirement he volunteered for a senior citizen acting company at the Players Theater. A director, having read something Arthur wrote, suggested that he write a play. With the diligence and attention to detail that made him a successful attorney, he “read every book he could find on the art of play writing.” And it paid off. Some 30- 50 plays later he is being performed all over the country. Now, as he approaches ninety, his play “Before Steepletop,” which won last year’s new play reading festival at the Players Theater, is running there from 8/21- 8/26.

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  • Interview with Allen Arrow

    Ocboter 14, 2008

    Interview with attorney Allen Arrow who at 80 years old is still a practicing music law and whose clients include The Rolling Stones, Frank Loesser and Liza Minnelli. Camouflage – Our unconscious is always protecting us from a danger our conscious mind (and our friends and family) may not see. Its best defense is the creation of a Camouflage problem; a smokescreen which distracts us from something which is too dangerous for us to tackle at this time. It’s a real problem on which our unconscious focuses all of our attention but also makes sure we can’t solve. In this show I describe this phenomenon. And I play 2 cuts from Lillette’s CD ‘Lillette Jenkins at Chez Josephine’.

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