In 1918 an outbreak of influenza killed millions and shuttered U.S. theatres—and then one day it was gone.
From Anna Cora Mowatt to James Baldwin, from ‘Children of a Lesser God’ to LMDA, March has had a plethora of theatrical milestones.
The show’s head writer, Leigh Fondakowski, looks back at the groundbreaking piece of documentary theatre and its continued relevance in an era of rising hate crimes.
Since 2000, thousands of productions of ‘The Laramie Project’ have shared Matthew Shepard’s story with communities around the world.
From the death of pioneering dramatist Martha Morton to Virginia Stage’s blizzard-ridden opening, February has been a significant month.
From the birth of Barrymore ancestor Louisa Lane to an honor for Maya drama ‘Rabinal Achí,’ January started the year with a range of theatrical milestones.
From the beginnings of companies around the U.S. to the first AIDS Day With(out) Art and an August Wilson premiere, December has included a variety of theatrical milestones.
From the birth of William Wells Brown and Ellen Stewart to the beginnings of Memphis’s Playhouse on the Square and McNally’s ‘Love! Valour! Compassion!,’ December was a noteworthy month.
The Alley Theatre’s founder built it for Houston, and built it to last.
From the birth of James Allen Bland and Victory Gardens to landmark premieres for Mary Martin and Erik Ehn, October has been a momentous month for theatre.