Birth - Death
1943 - 1987
Playwright and actor noted for his avant-garde works. Many of his works were based around the subject of AIDS. Founder and Artistic Director of New York City's Ridiculous Theatrical Company. Notable plays include 'The Mystery of Irma Vep'. Taught at New York University, Connecticut College for Women, Yale University, and Carnegie Mellon University. Winner of six Obie Awards, and inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame (2009). Died of AIDS.