For all its heightened relevance and accountability, documentary theatre can’t be constrained by its subject.
Stage works based on real material range so widely that about all they have in common is their makers’ aversion to labels.
Both in content and form, documentary theatre in the U.S. has always been at theatre’s cutting edge.
From the births of lighting designer Stanley McCandless and playwright Velina Hasu Houston to August Wilson’s last play, May was a memorable month for theatre.
An award for John O’Neal and a stirring keynote from Anna Deavere Smith began the conference at the intersection of civil rights and theatre.
The playwright/performer will speak about her search for the American character, including pieces from work-in-progress about the school-to-prison pipeline.