An overdue focus on designers, and a look at 2 new books on Broadway songwriters.
A former HR professional makes a case for her field, and a scholar uncovers early, more feminist drafts of ‘Kiss Me, Kate.’
A piece on theatremaking while parenting, and one on intimacy direction, both fit the month’s Best Practices theme.
Ashley Lee, who was on staff at The Hollywood Reporter for five years and now freelances from Los Angeles, said she usually finds herself “interviewing famous actors and other celebrities about their latest moneymaking projects.” So it was something of a departure for her to write about Ubuntu Theater Project in Oakland, Calif., where last season the company gambled on a “pay as you can” subscription model, with surprising success. “I loved writing about Ubuntu’s admirable efforts to make their programming more accessible,” Lee said.…
An account of the toll of #MeToo reporting, and a report on new-play cross-pollination.
A part-time backstage hand explains a big lighting changeover, and a Cincy arts reporter turns an artist profile into a portrait of a whole scene.
A report on the rise of Native theatre, and a look at new accessibility technology.
An ‘Angels’ fan talks to another who’s in the Broadway revival, and a Wisconsinite profiles theatre by and for the disabled.
A development staffer digs into the realities of fundraising, and a Portland arts writer reports on his town’s arts space crunch.
A look behind the scenes of an immersive musical, and a survey of generative directors.