Some of the nation’s biggest theatrical questions are being asked, and vigorously answered, in Chicago.
Small theatre is an aesthetic as well as an economic designation, and both aspects deserve attention.
The subject of our September cover is a fiercely individual American master.
Stage sound comprises more than dialogue, effects, and music, and the folks who design it are doing more than mere augmentation.
That may be the wrong question for an art from expressly built to die and be reborn.
Not much makes it to the stage in our nation’s putative theatre capital that didn’t come from somewhere else.
The success of Black artists should be good for Black theatres, but too often there’s a disconnect.
Arts and theatre programs won’t fix our nation’s incarceration problem, but they can do concrete and demonstrable good.
When do we figure out how theatre works? Usually long before we realize it, though for most of us it doesn’t end there.
What drives the folks who keep theatres running, and how do they learn their trade? Funny you should ask.