“Richard Foreman reinvented dialogue, action, sound, stage design, and philosophical groundwork as no other stage artist in our history.”—PEN/Laura Pels Master American Dramatist Award citation These writings, collected from two earlier books now long out-of-print along with two recent interviews, provide a fascinating window into Richard Foreman's singular mind and creative process. Also included is The Gods Are Pounding My Head! (AKA Lumberjack Messiah), his last play before transitioning to more multi-media work. Richard Foreman has written, directed, and designed more than fifty of his own plays, both internationally and at his Ontological-Hysteric Theater, which he founded in 1968. He has received many OBIE awards, an NEA Lifetime Achievement Award, and a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship.