As she retires from leading the Hunter College MFA playwriting program, I’m grateful for what she taught me about plays—and about life.
Two new one-woman plays dramatize the unique stress and ethical pitfalls of fighting in the Chair Force.
Retiring from a creative calling that never really paid my bills has been much harder than I’d imagined—but it seems to have already happened anyway.
Failure can be a gateway to new scenes, new ideas—even a brand new writing identity.
Learning how to fail well is as crucial a part of a writer’s craft as putting words on a page. With other kinds of failure, you have less control.
Fighting for freedom of expression in high school theatres can be a complicated cause, but it’s clearly a fight that matters for all theatre artists.
A witness of the U.S. Civil Rights struggle happened to be on hand for the historic fall of the Berlin Wall, and the moment resonated.
Joseph Haj, producing artistic director of PlayMakers Repertory Theatre, talks about the challenges and benefits of co-directing.
At a solitary Gulf Coast retreat, veteran playwright Craig Lucas reconnects with the sublime.
The recently retired director of the O’Neill Critics Institute reflects on his time in Minneapolis at the Guthrie’s beginning.