Last week at the Colorado New Play Festival in Steamboat Springs, work by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Jill Sobule, among others, searched for its sound and form.
Samantha Shay’s stripped-down, fem-focused take on the tragedy inspires low-tech awe—and starts a raucous argument.
Moving work from one language to another is an art unto itself, and adapting it for the stage only adds layers of challenge and meaning.
How ‘Vietgone’ and ‘Poor Yella Rednecks’ subverts the Asian-as-foreigner trope to tell a distinctly American story.
The new musical’s creators think they’ve upended the material’s sexist tropes; apparently they don’t see that ‘man in a dress’ jokes are inherently transphobic.
The shows in this year’s new-play fest at Actors Theatre of Louisville were in dialogue with past offerings, no doubt, but also with our current moment.
When memory fails, writing can recall, awaken, and even liberate.
What does Sondheim’s newest heroine have to say about his body of work, and about women today?
Spoiler: The new bio-musical series isn’t just great TV, it also makes a case for more inclusive storytelling.
2 new books about Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, and Harry Watkins shows the life of a 19th-century actor was filled with acclaim and alcoholism in equal measure.