She acted in Aristophanes' play, "Lysistrata," in a Playwrights Theatre Club Production at the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Vicki Cummings (Lysistrata), Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Severn Darden, Andrew Duncan, and Jeffrey Sweet in the cast. Paul Sills and Bernie Sahlins were directors.
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[on appearing in Family Plot
(1976)] Alfred Hitchcock
was a wonderful man. He always wanted emotionless people in his movies. There was a scene in our film, where Karen Black
was acting, acting, acting -- all that Lee Strasberg
human-struggle stuff. And it took her so long to get those tears going, and Mr. Hitchcock turned to the cameraman and said, "We will just photograph the actors' feet in ...
Along with Elaine May
, she is generally acknowledged to be one of the pioneering women in the field of improvisational theatre. Scenes she created with Alan Arkin
, Severn Darden
, Paul Sand
and other celebrated members of the Second City and Compass companies are studied as masterpieces of the form. Most famous scenes: "Museum Piece" (with Arkin) and "First Affair" (with Darden).