It takes time for major historic events to find expression in art (a serious body of literature about the Vietnam War didn't emerge until almost a decade after the peace treaty was signed), and it seems to me that playwrights are just beginning to feel their way into the topic of September 11, 2001. Their task is complicated by the nature of the tragedy itself: For New Yorkers, the impact was devastating in the life-changing, visceral way that an act of war is devastating. For the rest of us in this vast country, the effect was more diffuse, a mixture of shock and disbelief, grief for the victims, rage at the perpetrators, and concern about the... More >>>
Gene Kato, Bernie Cardell and Janelle Kato in
Recent Tragic Events.