September looks back on theatre in the colonies, early playwright protections, Midwest theatre milestones, living newspapers, and two groundbreaking Broadway musicals.
From the first staging of an English-language on U.S. soil to the founding of Arena Stage, August has been a hot month for theatre.
From Broadway’s first three-act play by a Black writer to the beginning of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and August Wilson’s second Pulitzer, past Aprils included an array of theatrical milestones.
Youth theatres often receive less funding than adult theatres, but some have become adept at making a multi-pronged case for support.
A growing movement of place-based theatre draws on historical precedents to build something profoundly local and ever new.