When Mac Rogers and I met our playwriting hero, Wallace Shawn, we were honored—and confronted anew with his devastating plays.
My time at this storied Florida retreat was both relaxing and productive—and I was ready for the bugs this time.
In anatomizing the categories of things he’s collected over the decades, a playwright explores and suggests their dramaturgical possibilities.
After 25 years in the regional theatre, I’m done with the silence about the classism, sexism, and abuse I’ve experienced.
A Deaf educator who receives numerous emails from theatre teachers and directors gives advice on best practices for incorporating Deaf actors and ASL.
Composer Michael Friedman’s sister, and the executor of his estate, reflects on her role in preserving her brother’s work in an evolving field.
The artistic director of the Twin Cities’ Penumbra reflects on an outrageous paradox: that Black vulnerability could exculpate white violence.
Rooted as much in Michigan as Mosul, he lived to see both of his homes turn to sectarian violence and division.
Dialogue is mostly a form of behavior and personal revelation usually accidental. Therein lies a drama, and a mystery.
Dramaturg Doug Langworthy shone his light on the work of others, but it finally couldn’t lead him out of his own private darkness.