Out of conversations and readings in an actor’s apartment, one of the great American theatre companies was born.
The first month on the calendar saw the births of three 20th-century giants, the resuscitation of another’s career, and more.
From the founding of Variety to the commissioning of Chicago playwright Theodore Ward, here’s a look at theatre Decembers past.
From Sarah Bernhardt’s U.S. debut to the founding of Mabou Mines, November has been a historic theatre month.
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.