Two new books consider the possibilities and limits of documentary theatre in a polarized nation.
Two books come not to bury the Bard but to bring his writing down to the common ground we share.
Priscilla Gilman’s memoir portrays her father, Richard Gilman, as a passionate, difficult figure who bequeathed her life lessons, many unwittingly.
Patti Hartigan’s excellent new biography gives us a rich portrait of the playwright’s life and art, and a measure of his significance.
A reporter and critic who knew Wilson nearly from the start of his playwriting peak, she wrote the biography she wanted to see.
Whether students are in the process of reclaiming or rejecting their identities, a new book offers resources to help subvert stereotypes and understand embodiment.
A new biography of Sam Shepard focuses on the man as an icon rather than as a writer—though, as with everything in the late dramatist’s work, such delineations are never so neat.
A look at two new reads for musical theatre fans: a thought-provoking analysis of Broadway’s body biases and a breezy memoir by dance icon Chita Rivera.
2 artists who’ve explored the ways city politics are like theatre wonder: What might theatre learn from city politics?
What will it take to change our ways before climate crisis makes such change impossible? We can start by using one of the greatest human inventions: story.