If you can gauge a nation’s health by its theatre, China looks vital, youthful—and ambivalent.
Most stage works don’t attract mass audiences or enjoy long runs—but there can be strength in the shadows.
Japan and Korea have embraced and nurtured Western-style musicals. Can China be far behind?
Theatre companies small and large seek new inspirations down disparate paths—and some audiences are following.
China’s vibrant seaport city has a surfeit of theatres; good thing there’s a new generation eager to fill them.
The online festival featured performances from around the world, but shone a particular light on puppetry’s local roots.
Intimate venues, short plays, small ticket prices, big risks—a Madrid movement spreads to other Spanish-speaking cities.
Could making theatre with young Syrian refugees in Beirut give them a sense of belonging?
The Shanghai International Arts Festival showed off new forms, hybrids—and new entrepreneurial enthusiasm.
A new staging of Poland’s national epic was the centerpiece of a festival reflecting the West’s tense, shadowy new age.