Malcolm Mercer & Other Monsters

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Temper was originally inspired by the real-life scandal at Profiles Theatre in Chicago, where the company’s Artistic Director Darrell Cox infamously subjected his actors to years of truly appalling psychological and physical abuse. But Cox, as awful as he was, is far from unique. In the process of writing Temper, I sought out all the stories of awful behavior in the arts I could find – there were so many,…

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