Table of Contents for October 2013

SPECIAL SECTION: THE PLAYWRIGHT-ACTOR BOND

Carlyle Brown & James A. Williams
By Rohan Preston

Charles Busch & Julie Halston
By David Barbour

Lauren Gunderson & Jennifer Le Blanc
By Chad Jones

Len Jenkin & Bruce DuBose
By Robert L. Neblett

Aditi Kapil & Nathaniel Fuller
By Dominic L. Papatola

Deborah Stein & Suli Holum
By Robert L. Neblett

FEATURE

The Lonely Saga of a Lone Star President
By Misha Berson
Robert Schenkkan’s epic LBJ plays explore the character of an iconic American leader—and the troubled era over which he presided

SEASON PREVIEW 2013-14

This Season’s Most Produced Plays
Hint: It’s a kinky year. And women are gaining ground.

Actors Who ? Playwrights Who ? Actors
Playwrights tell us whose performances they can’t wait to see, and actors pick the playwrights whose work they can’t afford to miss. Plus: Production schedules for the new season from theatres around the country

DEPARTMENTS:

Editor’s Note

From the Executive Director: The Great Outdoors

Letters to the Editor

News in Brief
Plus: Entrances & Exits; Awards & Prizes; In Memoriam
The Writers’ Room: Playwrights on the Small Screen
Don’t Say “Colony”: Rubber Rep’s New Pop-Up Residency

Front & Center
Sing a Song of Fear: The Undead, Live!
The Wong Identity: Lloyd Suh and the Awesomeness of Difference
Who’s Your Daddy?: Alan Ayckbourn, Stateside
Fantastic Journey: Goat Farm Arts Leads the Resistance
Still Hungry: Haves and Have-Nots in San Jose
Eat, Flay Love: Compassion and Kung Fu in Minneapolis

Almanac

Production Notebook
Sense & Sensibility the Musical at Denver Center Theatre Company

People
Tim Dang looks back on 20 years at East West Players, by Diep Tran

On the Scene
Barbara M. Bannon catches us up with Salt Lake City

Currents
Lonnie Firestone queries playwrights who write musicals

Turning Shakespeare’s plays into tuners, by Suzy Evans

First Person
Talvin Wilks revisits the art of Sekou Sundiata

Books
Wendy Smith on a quartet of new Shakespeare books

Strategies
Navigating a multidisciplinary Romeo & Juliet, by Josh Austin

Global Spotlight

20 Questions
for Joe Iconis

 

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