Wallace Shawn is an Obie Award-winning playwright and a noted stage and screen actor. He is co-author of the movie My Dinner with Andre and author of the plays Marie and Bruce, The Fever, Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Designated Mourner, and Grasses of a Thousand Colors. His nonfiction collection Essays (Haymarket Books) is out now in an expanded paperback edition featuring “Why I Call Myself a Socialist,” as well as in an audio edition. To listen to Timothy MacBain’s latest TomCast video interview in which Shawn discusses the political role of the writer, among other things, click here.
Biographic Blurb Source: "Why I Call Myself a Socialist: Is the World Really a Stage?" in the Huffington Post; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wallace-shawn/why-i-call-myself-a-socia_b_818061.html