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Table of Contents for December 2013


The Necessity of Anarchy
An actor toils and performs on Bread and Puppet Theater’s Vermont farm on the eve of the company’s 50th anniversary
By David Dudley

The Trayvon Factor
Playwrights and theatres are revisiting issues of race on stage in the wake of the Martin-Zimmerman verdict
By Janice C. Simpson

The complete text of Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive (not available online), about hope and the possibility of redemption. Plus, a conversation between the playwright and John Patrick Shanley.


Editor’s Note


From the Executive Director

News in Brief

Entrances & Exits

Awards & Prizes

In Memoriam
Jeremy Geidt, by Robert Brustein
Julie Harris, by Jeffry George

Front & Center
Daniel Kitson’s Analog.Ue at St. Ann’s Warehouse, by Chrisopher Kompanek
The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told at OKC Theatre Company, by Eliza Bent
Doug is a D-Bag at Cleveland Public Theatre, by Jason Purdy
The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence at Playwrights Horizons, by Diep Tran
Peter/Wendy at San Francisco’s Custom Made Theatre Company, by Eliza Bent
Djembe and the Forest of Christmas Forgotten at the Ensemble Theatre, by Jason Purdy

This Month in Theatre History

Production Notebook
Mary T. & Lizzie K. at Arena Stage

The Hypocrites’s Sean Graney goes solo, by Kris Vire

The expansion of Z Space, by Robert Avila

First Person
Dan Sullivan looks back on 1963, and seven artistic directors of 50-year-old theatres look forward

Paul VanDeCarr digs for Glass Menagerie gold in an old Eddie Dowling interview

One-minute play festivals, by Eliza Bent

Global Spotlight

20 Questions
for Willem Dafoe

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