Eleanor Burgess discusses her smartly divisive play

May 8, 2019 Jeff Goldsmith

In honor of The Geffen Playhouse’s run of The Niceties, we’re taking down our paywall for this article in Backstory Magazine Issue 37 to share the entire interview we recently did with playwright Eleanor Burgess about creating it!


Please enjoy our 2,300 word interview and script excerpt from The Niceties – which there’s still time to see at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles before it ends on May 12th 2019!

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