John Guare

John Guare (b. February 5, 1938) is a playwright and screenwriter known for Six Degrees of Separation and The House of Blue Leaves, among many other works. Born in Manhattan and a graduate of Yale’s School of Drama, Guare has lived in Greenwich Village since the 1960s, making plays as part of Caffe Cino, Cafe La MaMa, the Public Theatre, and the Playwrights Unit, among others. In this oral history, Guare and his wife, Adele Chatfield Taylor, talk about his life, his career, his relationship to Greenwich Village, and how both he and his neighborhood have changed over the past six decades.