The Public Theater founder’s life and legacy, traced in a documentary on PBS, may be best understood, and built upon, as part of the U.S. regional theatre movement.
This month Brian talks to the writer of ‘M. Butterfly,’ ‘Yellow Face,’ ‘Chinglish,’ and ‘Soft Power’ about Joe Papp, hate crimes, and the ironic uplift of surviving a flop.
A sage producer who supported and enabled visionary leaders and artists, he had a touch of the visionary about him as well.
The founder of Harlem’s National Black Theatre strove to make art that would liberate and heal.
We were just two gentlemen who worked on a show together, but oh, the music he made.
Sam Shepard and Meryl Streep both made defining marks on New York stages before wandering afield.
A history of the 60-year-old initiative that brings theatre directly to the people.
A retrospective, with images, on the work of set designer Ming Cho Lee.
Theatre’s lineage—traced through Thespis, Aeschylus, Shakespeare, and Papp—is inextricably linked to democracy’s.
Responses to pieces about Amiri Baraka, Arthur Miller, and about community art-making.