From an Afrocentric pageant by W.E.B. Du Bois to the founding of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in 1960, October has been a busy month for theatre.
From Jenny Lind’s first U.S. tour to the founding of the Native ensemble Red Earth Performing Arts, September has been a busy theatre month.
From the first staging of an English-language on U.S. soil to the founding of Arena Stage, August has been a hot month for theatre.
From the birth of P.T. Barnum to the Broadway transfer of ‘A Chorus Line,’ July was a hot month for U.S. theatre.
From ‘Our Town’ in the town that inspired it and the world’s first air-conditioned theatre to work by Rose McClendon and Spiderwoman Theater, June has been a hot month for theatre.
From the first Black character on a U.S. stage and a fire at NYC’s Park Theatre to the birth of the Guthrie in Minneapolis and a protest in D.C., May has been a notable month for theatre.
How ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ grew beyond its downtown roots and changed musical theatre for good.
The founder of Harlem’s National Black Theatre strove to make art that would liberate and heal.
From Broadway’s first three-act play by a Black writer to the beginning of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and August Wilson’s second Pulitzer, past Aprils included an array of theatrical milestones.
In 1918 an outbreak of influenza killed millions and shuttered U.S. theatres—and then one day it was gone.