Brandes, Philip. “Theater Beat: Tesich’s Dark Humor Drives This Open Road.” Review of On the Open Road, by Steve Tesich. Los Angeles Times, October 20, 2000, p. F28. This review of a performance of Tesich’s On the Open Road provides insight into this play as a vehicle for conveying the playwright’s views about morality in modern life.
Coen, Stephanie. “Steve Tesich: The Only Kind of Real Rebel Left, He Figures, Is a Moral Person.” American Theatre 9, no. 4 (July, 1992): 30. This profile of Tesich concentrates on his views of moral issues and how they are reflected in plays such as On the Open Road.
Dudar, Helen. “As One Playwright Strikes Out for the Future . . .” The New York Times, February 19, 1990, p. B5, 20. Written on the premiere eve of Square One, then the first new Tesich play in New York in ten years, this article briefly describes the “new Tesich.” Dudar finds that he is no longer the United States’ cheerleader, having lost his sense of wonder, and that he has learned to write from others’ experiences, not only from his own.
“Playwright Steve Tesich Dies at Age Fifty-Three.” The Washington Post, July 4, 1996, p. B5. This obituary sums up the life and works of the playwright and screenwriter.
Rothstein, Mervyn. “Morality’s the Thing for This Playwright.” The New York Times, March 12, 1991, p. C11, 13. In response to the relatively successful Broadway opening of The Speed of Darkness, Tesich explains how he has changed in the decade since his early plays. He now is concerned with “moral issues,” such as this play’s decrial of the United States’ refusal to deal with the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Photograph.
Shteir, Rachel. “The World According to Tesich.” The Village Voice, June 18, 1996, 88. Tesich discusses Arts and Leisure and explains how the play about a drama critic is critical of what he views as people’s excessive desire to dramatize their lives.
“Steve Tesich.” In Current Biography Yearbook. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1991. This profile of Tesich, published five years before his death, examines his plays and screenplays.