Play reading festivals come and go, but there was something electric and urgent about this year, the fest’s 7th.
More than just a nice showcase for Josh Groban, ‘Dust and Ashes’ makes the non-linearity of mental illness dramatically compelling.
The Book-It Repertory Theatre adaptation of the Hemingway classic takes audiences on a Parisian tour.
Denver Center’s annual new-play festival, now in its 12th year, shows writers in dialogue with the moment.
Barbara Gaines’s Chicago Shakespeare Theater staged an ambitious yearlong program in 2016. I tried to match that ambition as an attendee, with mixed success.
It’s sobering that Luis Valdez’s stirring Chicano protest musical is freshly relevant, but there’s nothing somber about its vibrant new staging.
Interaction, immersion, identification, and exploration at this year’s Under the Radar, Coil, American Realness, et al.
From ‘Cherry Orchard’ on Broadway to ‘Cymbeline’ in London, period transplants have varied success.
Hour by hour, decade by decade, Mac broke down American history, music, himself, and us—and then built us back up again.
Even in a polarized age, the best dramatists are drawn to complications, not simple answers, as Richard Nelson’s Chekhovian plays prove.