John Lahr Quotes

A prose writer never sees a reader walk out of a book; for a playwright, it's another matter. An audience is an invaluable education. In my experience, theatre artists don't know what they've made until they've made it.





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  • Born: July 12, 1941
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Critic

John Henry Lahr is a British-based American theater critic, and the son of actor Bert Lahr. From 1992 to 2013, he was the senior drama critic at The New Yorker magazine. His books include Joy Ride (2015) and Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh (2014).