I posted a notice on my Face Book page but forgot to post it here. (I've been sick in bed for the last 3 daze -- that's my excuse.)
Harry Koutoukas was a true original. The Village Voice called him the Godfather of Off Broadway. We served as judges of the TNC Halloween costume contest together. I saw him many times over the years and he was always charming and embracing, effusive and witty.
There was tribute at Judson Memorial Church on Thursday evening but I couldn't make it. (My doctor actually ordered me to stay in bed until Saturday.) Saturday afternoon there's a tribute at LaMama with the screening of a film about him.
He died last Saturday. I'm not an organized religion sort, but this sermon at Judson Memorial the next day is worth a click.
H.M Koutoukas will always be remembered with love. R.I.P. Playwright.