The work of writers like Jackie Sibblies Drury, Annie Baker, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is riveting in the theatre, but the rewards of close reading shouldn’t be ignored.
Brian James Polak talks to the playwright of ‘Dance Nation’ and ‘You Got Older’ about memory, pain, and first drafts.
The acclaimed playwrights gather on Nov. 19 at the Center for Fiction to talk about realism and the fourth wall.
The playwrights, both MacArthur fellows, will start at the university in the fall.
The two theatre artists are among the 24 recipients of the 2017 MacArthur Fellowship, which comes with $625,000.
The busy and passionate Off-Broadway director has built her career on ensembles and new work.
Why the director and designer, longtime collaborators, decided to serve up Shakespeare in a plywood container.
Stephen Karam’s ‘The Humans,’ like Annie Baker’s ‘John,’ uses realism to sharpen our attention to something bigger.
The paper of record dispenses with design credits, while ‘Futurity’ imagines a new musical theatre.
The native language of theatre is artifice, but as Annie Baker’s ‘John’ proves, it doesn’t always feel that way.