Table of Contents for March 2015

Belly Up to the Bard
Like a cocktail with your classics? Troupes are attracting new audiences to old plays by mixing sauce and Shakespeare
By Stuart Miller

If These Walls Could Talk
When boundary-busting companies like the Civilians, Pig Iron and Native Voices take their shows into the hallowed halls of museums, certain rules must be followed
By Diep Tran


Editor’s Note


From the Executive Director
Seeing Change

TCG on the Web

News in Brief
August Wilson Festival at the Goodman; Childsplay gets federal funding for its Drama Frames teaching model; East West Players raises diversity bar with its 51% Preparedness Plan; why Sean Graney came back to lead the Hypocrites

Entrances and Exits

Awards and Prizes

In Memoriam

Front and Center
The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Paper Mill Playhouse
The Hammer Trilogy at the House Theatre of Chicago
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at Strawdog Theatre
The Mystery of Love & Sex at Lincoln Center Theater
Fugue at Echo Theater Company
Laugh at Studio Theatre

Almanac: This Month in Theatre History

Production Notebook
The Second Girl at Huntington Theatre Company

David Zinn’s sets are getting bigger, by Stuart Miller

Lonnie Firestone on plays about the NFL’s head injury epidemic
Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare collaborate on The Good Book, by Sam Thielman

Musical-theatre legend John Kander gives advice to up-and-comer Nick Blaemire

Wendy Smith reviews books about Williams’s and Shakespeare’s women

Eliza Bent on Tympanic Theatre’s album-inspired plays

Global Spotlight
Bill Pullman and Stein Winge take Othello to Norway, by Rob Weinert-Kendt

20 Questions
for Gigi Bermingham