Fiction is democratic, it reasserts the authority of the single mind to make and remake the world.
SynopsisSteppenwolf Theatre Company hosts an evening of conversation about the world of storytelling. Featured for the event are two expert storytellers, Tony Award-winning ensemble member Frank Galati and Pulitzer Prize-finalist E.L. Doctorow. Galati is currently in rehearsal directing his stage adaptation of Doctorow's sweeping epic novel, The March, about General William Tecumseh Sherman's Civil War march through Georgia. This marks Galati's second stage production of a Doctorow novel, following the highly-acclaimed musical Ragtime (1998).
Frank GalatiFrank Galati is a Steppenwolf ensemble member who's many directing credits include Endgame, Homebody/Kabul, The Grapes of Wrath and You Can't Take It With You. Other Steppenwolf adaptations include after the quake and Kafka on the Shore. Visit his ensemble page.
E.L. DoctorowE. L. Doctorow's novels include Homer & Langley, The March, City of God, The Waterworks, Welcome to Hard Times, The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Loon Lake, Lives of the Poets, World's Fair, and Billy Bathgate. Among his honors are the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle awards, two PEN/Faulkner awards, the William Dean Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal. E. L. Doctorow lives in New York City. E.L. Doctorow is perhaps best known for his novel Ragtime, which was adapted into a feature film and a Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical (also directed by Frank Galati). Doctorow was a Pulitzer finalist for both The March and Billy Bathgate.
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