Academy Award-nominated actor Willem Dafoe, was interviewed twice for Mindflux. He requested a second interview, as seen in this video, after working with Richard Foreman after 30 years on one of his last productions “Idiot Savant”, at Joe Papp’s Theatre where Foreman had his first mainstream success with a remake of 'ThreePenny Opera’.
Artist and Grammy Award-winner Yoko Ono expressed her deep admiration for the authenticity of Foreman’s that, from her perspective, is not always prevalent in the commercial art consumers will tend to support.
Academy Award winning actor F. Murray Abraham relays the significance of working with experimental playwright, director and designer Richard Foreman.
Lou Reed, an iconic musician who help shape the music industry through several decades, was an ardent fan of Richard Foreman’s work. He regularly attended his plays in at the theater at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery in New York City.
Award-winning actress Lili Taylor talks about her experience working with Richard Foreman and how he encouraged raw freedom of expression to the actors under his direction.
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Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks describes her early days in NYC, the obstacles she faced in superseding boundaries to hone her craft, and the inspired impact of Richard Forman’s work on her own writing.
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Actor Will Patton recounts his first encounter with Foreman as a laborer in his Ontological Hysteric Theater* in NYC and the impact of seeing his first play.