Socially engaged performance has a rich history in this country, and it deserves an account as localized and multivocal as its leading practitioners.
In this excerpt from his new memoir ‘Jack in the Box: Or, How to Goddamn Direct,’ Jack O’Brien recounts his fierce face-off with theatre giant George Abbott.
In excerpts from their new book, Anthony S. Rhine and Jay Pension answer important questions about audience engagement practices in nonprofit arts.
In excerpts from a new book, the British-born director talks about childhood mysteries, the theatre buildings he’s worked in, and his fascination with erasure and contradictions.
How a Shakespeare in the Park production taught this designer that ‘political theatre’ could mean something different for Black and white Americans.
In this excerpt from ‘Shy,’ the brutally frank memoir Rodgers wrote with Jesse Green, a Carson McCullers adaptation takes shape, then founders.
This excerpt from a new book introducing performers to the unique world of the stage actor covers some of its unique rituals and traditions.
An excerpt from a new book about the lessons learned from staging the work of 2 major English writers.
In 4 excerpts from a new collection of letters to and from the great musical writer and producer, we read his thoughts on matters large and small, as well as his advice for a young Sondheim.
This excerpt from a new book about performance activism looks at pandies theatre, which has devised plays with and for marginalized youth in the slums of New Delhi.