From ‘Our Town’ in the town that inspired it and the world’s first air-conditioned theatre to work by Rose McClendon and Spiderwoman Theater, June has been a hot month for theatre.
From the first Black character on a U.S. stage and a fire at NYC’s Park Theatre to the birth of the Guthrie in Minneapolis and a protest in D.C., May has been a notable month for theatre.
From Broadway’s first three-act play by a Black writer to the beginning of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and August Wilson’s second Pulitzer, past Aprils included an array of theatrical milestones.
From Anna Cora Mowatt to James Baldwin, from ‘Children of a Lesser God’ to LMDA, March has had a plethora of theatrical milestones.
From the death of pioneering dramatist Martha Morton to Virginia Stage’s blizzard-ridden opening, February has been a significant month.
From the birth of Barrymore ancestor Louisa Lane to an honor for Maya drama ‘Rabinal Achí,’ January started the year with a range of theatrical milestones.
From the beginnings of companies around the U.S. to the first AIDS Day With(out) Art and an August Wilson premiere, December has included a variety of theatrical milestones.
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.