These audio clips are excerpts from the complete interviews conducted by Kay Cattarulla and Rob Tranchin for Sweet Tornado.
Albert J. Devlin, Ph.D., Professor of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia and co-editor, The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams, talks about Summer and Smoke, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Williams’ relationship with directors Elia Kazan and Margo Jones. (8:34)
Actor Judith Ivey talks about finding the character of Margo – and working with Richard Thomas and director Dean Bell to create various scenes in the documentary. (7:22)
Helen Sheehy, author of Margo: The Life and Theatre of Margo Jones, discusses the need for a broader-than-Broadway theater in America, and how Margo and other women instigated change. (2:04)
Writer and critic Jerome Weeks outlines the cultural and social context in which Margo presented Inherit the Wind in Dallas, her influence on the resident theater movement of the 1960s, and the impact of her theater-in-the-round concept. (3:53)