The ambitious program, slated to seed 22 new plays, has announced its first 4 commissioned writers: Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Robert Schenkkan, Mansa Ra, and Lauren Gunderson.
The leader, performer, and educator succeeds deputy artistic director and education director Greta Lambert (no relation) in the role.
As the nation’s outdoor theatres prepare to return to stages this summer, some have concerns about capacity and safety, while others are roaring back at full speed.
Concerts, a ‘Carol’ or 3, and a surfeit of readings, benefits, and other virtual theatre kick off December in abundant style.
Theatres in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana face budget shortfalls, existential questions, and a new sense of purpose.
Arts fests from Wisconsin to S.C. may survive a summer of virtual connection and outreach, but lean times are ahead for the towns where they take place.
This trauma will change us, live in our bodies, and leave a mark. We should also seize the chance it gives us to heal.
The company’s 48th season will feature contemporary and classic plays and musicals.
The first programmed by ASF’s new artistic director, Rick Dildine, it features world premieres and musicals alongside classics.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival sent four playwrights on a road trip to engage with a changing culture—and look for ways to reshape it.