Robert E. Lee:Margo Jones and the Dallas Theatre

Robert E. Lee:Margo Jones and the Dallas Theatre


We were all of us discouraged by the theater
as long ago as when we were starting, because we thought we weren’t going to be able to
bridge that gulf into the commercial theater, and it was a crazy lady known as “The Texas
Tornado,” Margo Jones—not far from you in Kansas, a little to the South—who first
presented all of our plays. And who proved to us that we could—Bill Inge, Tennessee
Williams, Lawrence and Lee—write plays that would fill a need. And it was for her honor,
just as we now honor Bill Inge, it was in Margo’s honor that all of us got together
and formed the Margo Jones Award to encourage producers to take the gamble of doing new
plays.

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