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Leigh Silverman:  Nurturing novel ideas, one play at a time

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/theater/article/leigh_silverman_nurturing_novel_ideas_one_play_at_a_time_20080709

One day, when Leigh Silverman was 15 and the youngest student in a college summer drama program, her teacher pointedly asked her to stay after class. "She said, 'Leigh, you shouldn't be an actress; you're terrible,'" Silverman, now 33, recalled with a laugh. "I was horrified. But then she said I had good insights about the plays, and that instead of acting I should be her assistant.

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