Table of Contents for October 2014

SPECIAL SECTION: THE DESIGNER’S EYE

Expect the Unexpected
Whether brainy or gutsy, Mimi Lien’s sets are arresting architectural formations in space
By Jeremy M. Barker

The Accidental Costume Designer
How Ana Kuzmanic’s love of drawing and fashion led her to an extraordinary theatre career
By Kris Vire

Talk Softly But Install Big Speakers
Soundscaper John Zalewski takes a holistic, even visual approach to crafting a play’s aural world
By Steven Leigh Morris

ALSO:

The Biggest Names in Theatre (This Season)
The season’s most-produced plays and playwrights, and other fun facts about the coming year of theatrical bounty

The Designing Season
Designers tell us what shows they’re dying to see (and hear) in the coming season. Plus: Production schedules for the 2014-15 season from theatres around the country

Editor’s Note
Letters

From the Executive Director
Is It Real or Is It Digitized?

TCG on the Web

News in Brief
Looking for Lilith’s Guatemalan exchange; Seattle throws a Beckett Fest
Plus: Entrances and Exits; Awards & Prizes; In Memoriam: Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall

Front & Center
Alan Smithee Directed This Play
In the Forest, She Grew Fangs
Harry Thaw Hates Everybody
Native Guard
The Great Tragedies: Mike Daisey Takes on Shakespeare
The Island of Dr. Moreau

Production Notebook
Glimpses of a new book about Ming Cho Lee’s design legacy

People
Misha Berson on Louis Hobson’s plan to make Seattle a musical-theatre incubator

Conversations
Retired artistic directors Jon Jory and Tina Packer on their next acts

Currents
Kerry Reid on Redmoon’s Great Chicago Fire Festival
Diep Tran talks to theatre artists of color strategizing for access and representation
Suzy Evans on efforts to close theatre’s gender gap
Isaac Butler on the Houston collision between TUTS and Hands on a Hardbody

Antecedents
Jeffrey Sweet on ACT’s momentous days in Chicago

Strategies
Eliza Bent on Theatre Offensive’s relevance makeover

Global Spotlight
David Savran chats with German comic surrealist Herbert Fritsch

Books
Michael Bloom reviews two new books by Sarah Ruhl

20 Questions
For Jinkx Monsoon

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