Offscript: Preventing Harassment, Looking Back on 2017

On this week’s episode: the editors of American Theatre discuss the best of 2017 onstage and on the page; plus an interview with Rachel Dart about sexual harassment.

Every month, the editors of American Theatre curate a free-ranging discussion about the lively arts in our Offscript podcast.

It’s our end-of-the-year episode! The staff of American Theatre sit down to discuss the favorite things we’ve seen this year and the favorite articles that we worked on. And Rob Weinert-Kendt and Diep Tran discuss sexual harassment and interview Rachel Dart, the creator of Let Us Work, an advocacy group for theatre artists who have survived harassment. They find out how the theatre field can be safer for all artists.

We shout out the following shows:

Indecent by Paula Vogel

The Band’s Visit by David Yazbek and Itamar Moses.

K-POP by Jason Kim, Helen Park, and Max Vernon

Sunday in the Park with George by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill

And check out these favorite articles:

“Kate Hamill: From Stage to Page and Back Again” by Allison Considine

“I Am Miss Saigon and I Hate It” by Diep Tran

“How Rude Mechs Built a ‘Mountain’ to Scale” by Russell Dembin

Our ongoing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion column (especially “Succession and Diversity Must Go Hand in Hand” by Joseph Haj).

The work of TJ Acena, who is part of American Theatre‘s critics of color mentorship program.

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