On stage, "extreme" casting means assigning more than one role each to the actors. We meet director Mary Coy whose extreme version of "Romeo and Juliet" is set in a present-day mediation conference room.
The celebrated Beat poet Allen Ginsberg's upstate retreat/artists' colony/utopian crashpad was the East Hill Farm. The farmkeeper, Gordon Ball, now lives in Lexington, Virginia, and he's put together the inside stories and pictures in his new book, East Hill Farm. Gordon's films have appeared at MoMA and at the Guggenheim.