Tony Kushner, whose epochal Angels in America won a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, has emerged as one of the country's leading playwrights -- and one of its fiercest moral critics. In this film, Oscar-winning director Freida Lee Mock (Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision) followed Kushner for three tumultuous years, from September 11, 2001, to the 2004 presidential election, to delve into the passions that keep him reaching for the great American play.

Actors Marcia Gay Harden, Tonya Pinkins, Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson, directors Mike Nichols and George C. Wolfe, and writer/artist Maurice Sendak are seen collaborating with Kushner on such landmark works as Angels in America, Caroline, or Change and Homebody/Kabul.

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