Student of Justice

In FST’s Stage III production of Kunstler, audiences get a look into the real life and career of self-described “radical lawyer” and Civil Rights activist William Kunstler, who often took unorthodox approaches to the pursuit of justice. Anique Clements plays Kerry, a brilliant law student who objects to Kunstler’s appearance at her college campus and is determined to confront him. We sat down with Anique … Continue reading Student of Justice

The Man Behind the Myth: Who was the REAL Kunstler?

By Madison McAllister “Radical Attorney.” “Great American Hero.” “The most hated lawyer in America.” William Kunstler was a notorious defense attorney with many names and a larger-than-life personality that made him a force to be reckoned with both inside and outside the courtroom. Kunstler was born in New York in 1919, the oldest of three children in a middle-class Jewish family from Manhattan’s Upper West … Continue reading The Man Behind the Myth: Who was the REAL Kunstler?

In Defense of Defense

by Benedict Burgess His aggressive, radical approach to law made him an icon – both loved and loathed in equal measure. This Stage III season in FST’s Kunstler, famous lawyer William Moses Kunstler stands trial, himself, for a forty-plus year legal career spent defending some of the twentieth century’s most contentious court cases. “I have long been fascinated by public figures who undermine the reputations … Continue reading In Defense of Defense


REGIONAL PREMIERE. William Kunstler’s huge personality and tremendous appetite for life made him a formidable force both inside and outside the courtroom. The colorful, perpetually rumpled defense lawyer, whose best-known clients include the Chicago Seven, a member of the Central Park 5, and inmates involved in the Attica prison riots, makes a case for his often unconventional pursuit of justice. Tensions flare when a brilliant young … Continue reading Kunstler