This edition covers some notable birthdays (Edna St. Vincent Millay, Sidney Poitier), as well as an auspicious premiere and a company founding.
Inspired by the Federal Theatre Project and the Black Arts Movement, the New Lafayette Theatre and New Federal Theatre were hubs of both art and activism.
In this excerpt from a new biography, playwright Lorraine Hansberry crosses paths with the director who would help to shape her iconic play.
How the New Year kicked off years ago: with auspicious openings, a notorious arrest, and the birth of an icon.
From Stephen Sondheim preparing for ‘West Side Story’ to the legacy of Margo Jones, from one of theatre’s worst fires to P.T. Barnum’s American Museum.
From America’s first Black celebrity to Alice Childress’s Broadway turn in ‘Anna Lucasta,’ from Susan Glaspell opening ‘The Verge’ to raves for Canada Lee.
From a warning against home-grown fascism to an R&H revisal, from WOW Café to slam poetry.
From L.A.’s historic Teatro Hidalgo to New York’s INTAR, from D.C. to Houston and beyond, September has been a rich month for Hispanic and Latinx theatre artistry in the U.S.
A co-founder of Free Southern Theater reflects on forming the theatrical arm of the Civil Rights Movement.
This month features memorable moments in the lives of Federica García Lorca, Bertolt Brecht, and William S. Yellow Robe Jr.