As Anna Deavere Smith’s theatrical document of the 1992 L.A. uprising returns in a new form, it may feel so in touch with our moment because it helped to define it.
The two artists will be produced multiple times over a single season at the Off-Broadway theatre; Samuel D. Hunter, Lauren Yee, and collective the Mad Ones will join the Residency 5 program.
From the Broadway debut of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ to the beginnings of Lexington Children’s Theatre, Crossroads Theatre Company, and the Theater Offensive, March was a memorable month.
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.
Theatre ought to grow our moral imagination in a time of crisis. How do we get there—and who is ‘we’?
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.