Colleagues recall the vision and tenacity of one of the American theatre’s essential founders and leaders.
We asked dozens of theatre folks about an alternately disorienting and clarifying 12 months of closure.
A stage manager’s stopwatch keeps a COVID vigil, and a reader expresses skepticism about arts funding as a panacea.
Which plays and which actors would you most like to see matched? We asked and the answers poured in.
We asked a number of TCG-published authors which plays they’re reading—or not reading—during this time of crisis.
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.