Interview by Marc Arthur
Photo by Michael Schlemming
Richard Maxwell is a New York City-based playwright and director who has been making plays with his company, New York City Players, since 1999. For five consecutive days he staged an open rehearsal with his company on the fourth floor of the Whitney Museum as part of the 2012 Whitney Biennial. Following these rehearsals, Maxwell and Performa’s Marc Arthur met up to talk about his process and his experience staging theater within the context of a museum.