Responses to pieces about Amiri Baraka, Arthur Miller, and about community art-making.
What 3 new works by the author of ‘’night, Mother’ say about her unique career arc, and about the field in which she’s gained a tenuous but undeniable hold.
Cheryl L. West is unafraid to go where her work take her, whether it’s the front lines of the HIV/AIDS crisis or the lives of generations of black women.
A review of a sprawling, sometimes maddening new book about world theatre.
A review of a new look at the life and work of one of the 20th century’s most influential actors.
Facing economic contraction and an ascendant conservatism, the task for the American theatre must be to energize the young and rethink the nonprofit model.
Why ‘The Merchant of Venice’ and ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ should remain open to interpretation.
How the Suzuki technique has helped StageWest’s new production rebuild Shakespeare’s play from the feet up.
Common to all the writing of this quintessentially English playwright, under-exposed in the U.S., is a reluctance to take people, or situations, at face value.
The theatre is not a courtroom, a distinguished critic argues, and should have nobler ambitions than dispensing guilt and blame.