Against the background of the cosmos, Thornton Wilder celebrated the individual human heart.
Wilder’s plays, novels and essays offer one of world literature’s finest treatments of our loves, hopes, struggles and dreams. On the 125th anniversary of his birth, we honor his compassion, his understanding and his radical imagination, which have opened doors for generations of artists to come.
In recognition of Wilder’s 125th anniversary, the Wilder family has released a new short documentary about the author. Entitled Thornton Wilder: It’s Time, the 18-minute video features archival photos, letters, video and interviews, along with commentary from playwright Paula Vogel, directors Lileana Blain-Cruz and Henry Wishcamper, and actors Hilary Asare and Mia Farrow, among others. Watch the video below: