WARHOLCAPOTE
A.R.T. Season
September 9 - October 13, 2017
WARHOLCAPOTE artwork - drawing of Andy Warhol and Truman Capote

From the Words of Truman Capote and Andy Warhol
Adapted by Rob Roth
Directed by Michael Mayer
Starring Stephen Spinella and Leslie Jordan


In the late 1970s, Truman Capote and Andy Warhol decided that they were destined to create a Broadway play together. Over the course of the next several months, they would sit down to record a series of intimate, wide-ranging conversations. The play never came to be, and the hours and hours of tape were lost to the ages. Until now.

With the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Truman Capote Literary Trust, award-winning director Rob Roth adapted WARHOLCAPOTE from never-before-heard conversations between these two icons of American art and literature. This world premiere production is staged by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch).
 

Adaptor Rob Roth on the Creation of WARHOLCAPOTE: 

Rob Roth on the creation of WARHOLCAPOTE

Andy Warhol and Truman Capote were famously friends: The artist depicted the writer in his work several times, and the pair spent hundreds of hours in conversation (some of it published). Now pieces of those conversations will be adapted into “Warhol Capote,” a new play opening this September at the American Repertory Theater. More

Press Releases

The American Repertory Theater is pleased to present WARHOLCAPOTE, adapted by Rob Roth and directed by Michael Mayer, featuring Stephen Spinella as Andy Warhol and Leslie Jordan as Truman Capote.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is pleased to announce its 2017/18 Season including Burn All Night, WARHOLCAPOTE, Sense and Sensibility, HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True, The White Card, and Jagged Little Pill.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, is pleased to present WARHOLCAPOTE, written by Rob Roth and directed by Michael Mayer.

Read these blogs posts to find out more about the production:


The Tapes Marked "TRUMAN"
WARHOLCAPOTE adaptor Rob Roth discusses the never-before-heard recordings at the heart of his new play with A.R.T. Director of Artistic Programs & Dramaturg Ryan McKittrick.


Lightning Rods: Director Michael Mayer's Unconventional Icons
by A.R.T. Institute Production Dramaturg Annabeth Lucas

 

On Andy Warhol
by Robin Kelsey, Dean of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Shirley Carter Burden Professor of Photography at Harvard University.

 

Read more about WARHOLCAPOTE and other upcoming productions in the A.R.T. Guide.

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