Martin Sherman is an American living in London. He won the Dramatists Guild's Hull-Warriner Award for his ground-breaking play Bent, which was also nominated for a Tony Award. He wrote the film adaptation of the play, which won The International Critics Award at The Cannes Film Festival. His play Rose was nominated for an Olivier Award. His many other plays include A Passage to India…, A Madhouse in Goa, and Some Sunny Day. He's also written for the BBC.

An excerpt from Steve Capra's interview with Mr. Sherman
in Theater Voices

SC: You live in London, and introduce your shows here. Is that just because you like the city, or does it have to do with the theatre community here?

MS: I do love the theatre community - and London is my home. In that sense I'm very out of touch with New York, and I don't think I can talk that knowledgeably about the community there. There is a very strong one here, very nurturing. It's extremely bitchy in a very nice way, in that everyone does bitch everyone else, but there is also a subtext of enormous support here. I think in New York, on the surface, there's a great deal of support, and the subtext is bitchery. Here, it's the other way around. I suppose I prefer it that way.