California gets its first theatre and a grand pageant, a choreographer preserves classic Broadway dance, and an early Paula Vogel work is staged in Canada.
March set the stage for political upheavals and peaceful exchanges between nations, a new dance company, a Chicana playwright, and the first female manager of a major U.S. theatre.
February recalls the premieres of 2 groundbreaking Black musicals on Broadway, the contentious beginnings of English theatre in the Big Easy, and a little company that could in Pennsylvania.
A playwright and abolitionist responsible for a variety of firsts, an international tour that changed acting in the West, and the birth of a feminist theatre collective with a unique approach to playmaking.
December brought the premieres of a powerful Pulitzer-winning drama, a Yiddish play by a prolific Jewish playwright, and a docudrama about a flashpoint in U.S. history.
November looks back on some Houdini hijinks, the origins of two major regional theatres, and a First Nations-led premiere.
October recalls the extraordinary career of a 19th-century performer, the founding of both an Indianapolis institution and a West Coast bilingual theatre project, as well as the premieres of 2 very different works by queer Latinas on the East Coast.
September sees the beginnings of theatre in the U.S., the openings of major theatres on opposite coasts, a starry ‘Godspell’ reunion, and the start of a Chicago festival of Latino theatre.
August spotlights Black theatrical trailblazers, a theatre company that conquered all media, and a big theatre for little folks in the Lone Star state.
July features the founding of a few illustrious theatrical organizations, a turn on the burlesque business wheel, a Sam Shepard classic in the remaking, and a powerful advocate for Latino playwrights.