Max Shulman is an assistant professor of theatre at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Recent directing credits include An Iliad (Theatreworks), Awake and Sing (Quintessence), Ugly Lies the Bone (UCCS), Tis Pity She’s a Whore (UCCS), and Our Country’s Good (UCCS). He is co-editor of the recent collection Performing the Progressive Era: Immigration, Nationalism, and Urban Life and the director of the HomeFront Theatre Project that creates performance events around issues affecting our veteran and active duty communities. He is also the director of UCCS Dramaturgy through which he has worked on many of the past Theatreworks productions.
Max Shulman: Boston, MA
TW: Where do you live now?
TW: If you could summarize this story in one sentence - how would you describe it?
MS: Who we are right now.
TW: Name one thing we should be doing to foster the next generation of theatregoers?
MS: Making them welcome. Giving them ownership of the spaces.
TW: What is one line from the play that really speaks to you?
MS: "The presidency doesn't really affect me" - How fascinating!
TW: What are you listening to or streaming right now?
MS: The Weekend
TW: Which talent would you most like to have?
MS: Play guitar
TW: What do you consider your greatest achievement?
MS: Whenever I cut a straight line.
TW: What would you be doing if you were not in theatre?
MS: Tending bar.