Playwriting as a lifeline in prison, changes in Chinese theatre, and the crisis of criticism.
If you can gauge a nation’s health by its theatre, China looks vital, youthful—and ambivalent.
Most stage works don’t attract mass audiences or enjoy long runs—but there can be strength in the shadows.
Co-productions are popular, but they get even more enticing when artists from far-flung parts of the world join forces to create a singular, bilingual superproduction.
Rich mix at arts fest honors tradition yet pushes limits on sex and language.