The challenge for artists: to keep our attention on human stories and larger questions, not on our distractor-in-chief.
Plays on some pet presidential subjects—immigration, U.S. history, the presidency itself—stir uneasy new resonances.
Why Suzan-Lori Parks decided to write a play every day during Trump’s first 100 days
In a state that tipped red decisively in 2016, the opportunity for theatrical dialogue across divides seems ripe and freshly urgent.
American plunder didn’t begin with this administration. Our theatrical dissent must be grounded in a holistic critique of state violence.
Conservative theatremakers, some emboldened by Trump’s election, look for inroads onstage.
For artists like Double Edge Theatre, Jean Claude van Itallie, and Bread & Puppet Theatre, theatrical protest is a tradition, not a trend.
How our polarized political moment puts the spotlight on the social and cultural work of many theatremakers.