Is there a way to humanize playwrights’ familiar submission/rejection cycle? Remembering that there are human beings on both sides of the exchange can help.
At the 42nd Humana Festival of New American Plays, the Kilroys and Anne Bogart spoke, Lauren Gunderson got a prize, and a majority female-authored program commanded the stage.
What gives this 19th-century Norwegian’s plays their lasting power? ‘Power’ is the operative word.
The NY Times’ recent ‘Brief History of Gay Theatre’ was not so brief. So how did it manage to leave out so much gay history that wasn’t white and male?
Conor McPherson, handed Bob Dylan’s complete song catalogue, no strings attached, brings it all back home.
My play about sexual assault has moved and inspired so many people, but first it rewrote me.
The new Spielberg film celebrates the freedom of the press, but a 1992 docudrama on the same subject delved deeper.
Many of these Florida teen activists found their voice and their sense of community onstage.
It’s not just all the arduous unpacking: AIDS, Reagan, the closet, Mormons. It’s also that the play’s millennial dread seems puzzling to post-millennials.
A massive new oral history recreates the drama behind Kushner’s modern epic, but does it do his ideas justice?