Socially engaged performance has a rich history in this country, and it deserves an account as localized and multivocal as its leading practitioners.
In a new memoir, the longtime Old Globe leader and frequent Broadway helmer considers an eventful career and offers tips he picked up the hard way.
In this excerpt from his new memoir ‘Jack in the Box: Or, How to Goddamn Direct,’ Jack O’Brien recounts his fierce face-off with theatre giant George Abbott.
In excerpts from their new book, Anthony S. Rhine and Jay Pension answer important questions about audience engagement practices in nonprofit arts.
In excerpts from a new book, the British-born director talks about childhood mysteries, the theatre buildings he’s worked in, and his fascination with erasure and contradictions.
How a Shakespeare in the Park production taught this designer that ‘political theatre’ could mean something different for Black and white Americans.
In this excerpt from ‘Shy,’ the brutally frank memoir Rodgers wrote with Jesse Green, a Carson McCullers adaptation takes shape, then founders.
Composer Mary Rodgers’s unsparing new memoir, equal parts hilarious and harrowing, tells of an eventful life in which musical theatre wasn’t the only source of drama.
Jennifer McClure’s new book provides a prop master’s guide to blood effects, from design to clean-up and every sanguinary step in between.
This excerpt from a new book introducing performers to the unique world of the stage actor covers some of its unique rituals and traditions.