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Fall 2023 Issue

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Qween Jean: Leading With Love in a Time of Awakening

by Rad Pereira

For this New York City-based costume designer and trans activist, artistry and protest are intertwined.

A Harlem Renaissance

by Brittani Samuel

Theatres in the historic NYC neighborhood are revolutionizing their programming and updating spaces for artists and audiences.

Changes Come Fast, Change Comes Slow

by Kelundra Smith

Some of the country’s most prestigious theatres welcomed a cohort
of artistic directors of color. How are those institutions and leaders
navigating change?


The complete text of Ryan J. Haddad’s complicated, compassionate Dark Disabled Stories, plus a Q&A with the playwright and James Ijames

Editor’s Note


From the Executive Director

Front and Center: Salesman之死, For the People, PAC NYC, Mrs. Krishnan’s Party, an excerpt from Andriy Bondarenko’s Survivor’s Syndrome, The Year of Magical Thinking

People to Watch: Steve H. Broadnax III, Sara Porkalob

The Quijada brothers, together and apart

Pulitzer playwrights in dialogue: Sanaz Toossi, Aleshea Harris, and Lloyd Suh

The complicated triumph of Here Lies Love

Production Notebook: the immigrant immersion of Port of Entry

Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights of the 2023-24 Season

Season Preview

From the Archives: Photo Trivia

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