I've never met Michael Feingold. I only know him from reading his essays and reviews. Michael's voice has always been clear and passionate—he's the most intelligent and experienced theater critic in the city. Some time back we engaged in a semi-public conversation about the state of downtown theater. I wanted to know how he thought current work stacked up against the old Off-Off, the glory days. The deal was I'd give him some artists' names, he'd check them out, then tell us what he thought. I faxed the names. He never showed. Instead he... More >>>