A new play about a doctrinal controversy at one megachurch cracks open conversations about difficult emotions.
His plays—‘Appropriate,’ ‘An Octoroon,’ ‘Neighbors,’ ‘Gloria,’ ‘War’—are high-wire performances in themselves.
AMERICAN THEATRE looks back on the 38th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays, which featured new plays by Kimber Lee, Lucas Hnath and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. AMERICAN THEATRE’s senior editor Rob Weinert-Kendt sat down over Skype for a podcast conversation with two theatre critics: Erin Keane—arts reporter and theatre critic from Louisville’s NPR station WFPL—and Bill Hirschman, editor and critic of Florida Theater On Stage. They discussed the festival’s offerings, if art for art’s sake is a good idea and the critic’s obligation to the playwright.
The kind of tension his plays provide may be just what contemporary audiences are looking for.
Seven resident theatres celebrate their gold anniversary.
The Hypocrites founder made his name punking the classics. Now, as a solo auteur, he’s leavening Greek tragedies.
Dominique Morisseau’s new play makes its way home to America after a transatlantic staging by London’s Gate Theatre.
Excursions into the human psyche were de rigueur at this year’s Humana.
From hurricanes to award shows, hermaphrodites to microfestivals, another eventful month for U.S. theatres.
A full plate at Humana’s all-you-can-see new-play buffet.