• Evan Carson

    I think it’s important to acknowledge the rise of regional theaters developing and gaining popularity in the 60’s alongside the progressive civil rights movement, the feminist movement, and overall radical social change in America. As people were fighting for equality and change at the time socially, audiences and artists alike in the arts/theatre world needed to develop theaters as outlets for expression and performance *not* just in New York City. Today, we can see the positive effects of the regional theatre. They helped serve as catalysts of acting styles in American realism, helped playwrights develop new works (many eventually became classics and well known plays), and served as centers for communities to come together and see art, undoubtedly helping American culture.

  • Jayne Dutra

    What? No mention of the Center Theatre Group in L.A. and Gordon Davidson, a true visionary?