November 18, 1943 - July 19, 2010
Jim Neu's work as a writer has been an important part of Downtown New York Theater since the late 1970s. He has written over 25 plays which have been presented by leading experimental venues in the US, England and Slovenia. His style and sound are instantly recognizable. His writing has two prime influences — jazz and the performers he's been fortunate to work with. He grew up in Huntington, Long Island with his brother Pete. He was drafted into the Army immediately after college (SUNY at Oneonta) but was lucky enough to be sent to Korea instead of Viet Nam. After the army he joined Robert Wilson's theater group, The Byrd Hoffman School of Byrds from 1970 through 1975. With . . .