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Summer 2024

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It Was 40 Years Ago Today

By Rob Weinert-Kendt

Through a series of interviews with the magazine’s original team, our editor-in-chief retells American Theatre’s origin story as the preeminent publication for the nonprofit theatre industry.

The Other Side of Summer

By Stuart Miller

Since the onslaught of the Covid pandemic, destination theatres across the U.S. have faced everything from canceled shows to brain drain, wildfires to wildlife. Will summer ever be the same?

Theatre Futures

By Chris Myers, Jocelyn Prince, Martine Kei Green-Rogers, and Michael Rohd

In partnership with the Ford Foundation, American Theatre is launching this series of provocative essays by some of the industry’s brightest minds responding to the questions: Where have we been? Where are we going? What does a hopeful, equitable future look like for theatre in the U.S.?


The complete text of Luis Alfaro’s poignant allegory The Travelers, plus a Q&A with the playwright by Sean San José.

From the Editor

From the Executive Office

Front and Center: Girls on Sand at Northern Sky Theater, Vernal & Sere’s Hurricane Season, An Enemy of the Pueblo at Western Stage, League of Live Stream Theater, League of Chicago Theatres’ Community Engagement Series, In the Pocket at True Colors Theatre

People to Watch: Whitney White, Kecia Lewis

Production Notebook: Shakespeare Theatre Company’s transatlantic Macbeth with Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma

Critic’s Notebook: Golden Thread’s Season of Palestine by Maya Nazzal

A Glance Back

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