From the birth of William Wells Brown and Ellen Stewart to the beginnings of Memphis’s Playhouse on the Square and McNally’s ‘Love! Valour! Compassion!,’ December was a noteworthy month.
From the birth of James Allen Bland and Victory Gardens to landmark premieres for Mary Martin and Erik Ehn, October has been a momentous month for theatre.
From the Broadway debuts of Shaw and female impersonator Julian Eltinge to Dell’Arte’s move to Blue Lake and the beginnings of Chicago Dramatists, September has been a big month for theatre.
From the birth of playwright Bill Gunn to the beginnings of Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Pittsburgh Public Theater, and Valley Youth Theatre, July has been a hot month for theatre.
From the end of the Federal Theatre Project to the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s first indoor space and a Tonys milestone for Phylicia Rashad, June has been a significant month for theatre.
From landmark productions of O’Neill, Charles Gordone, Wole Soyinka, and Deborah Rogin to the opening of Michigan’s Farmers Alley Theatre, May has been an eventful month.
From the death of actor Eleanora Duse to momentous events for Mill Mountain Theatre and the American Indian Theatre Company, April has been a notable month for theatre.
From the Broadway debut of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ to the beginnings of Lexington Children’s Theatre, Crossroads Theatre Company, and the Theater Offensive, March was a memorable month.
From the birth of actor Phyllis Frelich to the opening of Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company and premieres by Albee and Nottage, February has been a significant month for theatre.
From the Broadway debut of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ to the first performances of Steppenwolf and the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre, January was hardly a cold month for theatre.