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Spring 2024

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Wish You Were Here: A Radical Access Roundtable

Moderated by Gabriela Furtado Coutinho

Access consultants and artists discuss how they create sensory conscious shows for disabled folks and their families, as well as how radical inclusivity enhances theatre for everyone.

Subscriptions Are Dead. Long Live Subscriptions!

By Rosie Brownlow-Calkin

Since the start of the regional theatre movement, there have been jeers and cheers for the subscription model. Theatre leaders across the country weigh in on what’s working, what isn’t, and how they’ve adapted (or not) to changing consumer buying habits.

Survival Strategies

By Cara Joy David

Attendance and funding may be down at many U.S. theatres since the end of the pandemic lockdown, but the variety of creative responses to the crisis seems to be ever increasing.


The complete text of Eboni Booth’s quirky and endearing Primary Trust, plus a Q&A with the playwright by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

From the Editor

From the Executive Office

Front and Center: Alliance Theatre’s The Preacher’s Wife, discounts for young audiences, Black Out nights, Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans’s The Felt Menagerie, Know Theatre’s The Light Chasers, Court Theatre’s Stokely: The Unfinished Revolution

People to Watch: Ingrid Michaelson, Mark Clayton Southers

Come As You Are: Letting Audiences Be Themselves by Amanda Finn

Production Notebook: La Liga Teatro Elástico’s The Beast Dance

Theatre as a Cure for Loneliness, by Sarah Ruhl

‘We Are in the Wrong Place’: An excerpt from The Long Revolution by Zelda Fichandler, edited by Todd London

Summer Theatre Listings

A Glance Back: Photo Trivia

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