Teens from the Rose Theater’s conservatory camp share takeaways from a virtual production of ‘Frankenstein.’
As a former Chicago theatre person (artistic and then executive director of Free Street Theater, from 1991 to 2003), I was glad to see American Theatre devote an article to the wonderful ensemble scene in Chicago (“Stronger Together,” AT, Nov. ’19). But I found it “curious” that the writer neglected to mention perhaps Chicago’s oldest functioning theatre ensemble, Curious Theatre Branch. Curious has been devoted to new work for more than 30 years, having produced Rhinofest long before the first “Fringe” for most of that…
Readers respond to our about our October special issue on small theatres.
Colleagues and former students of the playwright share how she helped shape their lives and work.
Responses to a piece about diversifying improv, and a profile of the great Laurie Metcalf.
In defense of post-show talkbacks, and in praise of a playwright’s candor.
Readers respond to a provocative play about race and to a searching essay about theatrical heartbreak.
A concern about cover art, props for our content, and a clarification about living legend Joy Carlin.
Four theatre leaders give ‘vision statements’ in response to the question: How does the role of artistic director need to change in the 21st century?
‘Our Town’ is not wasted on the young, and fatness onstage should be embraced in all its implications.