Below are some imperfect comparisons between artists across space, time, and mediums.

They demand expounding, and one day I hope to do just that for each. But before that day comes, I present them to you here, naked, so you can ponder — and, likely, doubt —their similarities; they’re not perfect for a reason!

  • Will Eno is the 21st century Samuel Beckett
  • Martin McDonagh is the Irish David Mamet
  • Sondheim is the American Shakespeare
  • Samuel Hunter is the 21st century Horton Foote
  • Dominique Morisseau and Mfoniso Udofia are female August Wilsons
  • Woody Allen is the American Mike Leigh
  • Matthew Heineman is the documentary Kathryn Bigelow

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