From the births of lighting designer Stanley McCandless and playwright Velina Hasu Houston to August Wilson’s last play, May was a memorable month for theatre.
From the first American stage comedy to NYC’s ban on burlesque and the launch of the Mark Taper Forum, April was showered with noteworthy theatrical events.
From the arrest of San Francisco Mime Troupe members to the beginnings of the Northwest Asian American Theater, March was a noteworthy month for theatre.
From the birth of the Little Theatre movement and the Native American Theatre Ensemble to the death of Bert Williams, February was filled with notable moments in theatre history.
From ACT’s San Francisco move to the premieres of ‘Finian’s Rainbow’ and ‘Forbidden Broadway,’ January was hardly a chilly month for theatre.
From a fire at the Richmond Theatre in Virginia to the birth of Puerto Rican theatre in New York City, December was a memorable month for theatre.
From the first performances of Baltimore’s Vagabond Players, L.A.’s Teatro Principal, and NYC’s Roundabout to designer Tharon Musser’s Broadway debut, November was a memorable month for theatre.
From a W.E.B. Du Bois manifesto to David Henry Hwang’s Broadway return, October was an exciting month for theatrical milestones.
From future presidents seeking light entertainment to the founding of the Penumbra Theatre, this is the kind of September to remember.
From the African Grove to the first playwrights’ copyright, from Rude Mechs to the DMX512 dimmer protocol, this was an august month in theatre history.