New artistic director Robert Barry Fleming’s first festival program will feature five world premiere plays.
Retired artistic directors Jon Jory and Tina Packer on their next acts.
A new play about a doctrinal controversy at one megachurch cracks open conversations about difficult emotions.
His plays—‘Appropriate,’ ‘An Octoroon,’ ‘Neighbors,’ ‘Gloria,’ ‘War’—are high-wire performances in themselves.
The awards and prizes that have been given out since our last issue.
AMERICAN THEATRE looks back on the 38th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays, which featured new plays by Kimber Lee, Lucas Hnath and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. AMERICAN THEATRE’s senior editor Rob Weinert-Kendt sat down over Skype for a podcast conversation with two theatre critics: Erin Keane—arts reporter and theatre critic from Louisville’s NPR station WFPL—and Bill Hirschman, editor and critic of Florida Theater On Stage. They discussed the festival’s offerings, if art for art’s sake is a good idea and the critic’s obligation to the playwright.
A note from American Theatre’s editor, Jim O’Quinn.
The kind of tension his plays provide may be just what contemporary audiences are looking for.