Table of Contents for July/August 2013


London’s Calling
By Stephen Nunns
From his post at New Dramatists and in his growing body of writing, Todd London relishes the role of gadfly

The Walls Come Tumbling Down
By Diep Tran
In immersive theatre, audiences are breaking the rules—moving around, talking with the actors and molding the action

Playscript: Disgraced
The complete text of Ayah Akhtar’s provocative 2013 Pulitzer winner (in print only). Plus: a conversation between the playwright and director Madani Younis.


Editor’s Note

From the Executive Director
Plus ça change!

Letters to the Editor

News in Brief
Playwrights take up the fight for gun control
Heather Raffo Brings ‘9 Parts of Desire’ to Iraq
Stage Adaptations Take Home Spring Awards in New York
Accolades From Coast to Coast
Plus: Entrances & Exits; Awards & Prizes, In Memoriam

Front & Center
The Smart and Silly Sampler of ‘Ionescopade’
Harbor Stage Company Is Fishing for a Watery Past
From the Bones of Giants: David Auburn Takes on Eugene O’Neill
In ‘Guerra’: Captains, Generals, and Slapstick Drug Warriors
Carly Mensch Explores Technology, Morality, and David Foster Wallace
In ‘Pine,’ Ghosts Have Holiday Spirit

Production Notebook
Rob Mersola’s Dirty Filthy Love Story at Rogue Machine Theatre

Rajiv Joseph’s second wind, by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Scott Walters on the Headwaters project in Georgia

Directors in review: David Cote on Jack O’BrienGarrett Eisler on Jonathan Miller

Global Spotlight

July/August Onstage

20 Questions
for Shuler Hensley