Playwright Mark Medoff, who won the Tony and the Olivier for his play Children of a Lessser God and who taught screenwriting and acting the University of New Mexico for 27 years, died on April 23 at the age of 79. I first met Mark Medoff at an audition. It was at the Mark Taper Forum annex in Los Angeles, and I was reading for him and the director Gordon Davidson, for a role in Mark’s new play, Children of a Lesser God. Though I had…
The 2019-20 season at the Los Angeles theatre will present Heidi Schreck’s play fresh from Broadway, as a Rajiv Joseph play about LeBron James
Next season at the Mark Taper Forum and the Kirk Douglas will feature world premieres by Lucas Hnath and Eliza Clark, plus works by Tracy Letts, Lynn Nottage, and Luis Valdez.
What do we owe to this quarter-century-old American classic? More life.
Tony Taccone, a co-pilot for the first flight of ‘Angels in America,’ brings Kushner’s epic back home to Berkeley.
This epic ‘gay fantasia’ emerged from the recession-wracked regional theatre of the early 1990s, but the field may be even more risk-averse now.
A massive new oral history recreates the drama behind Kushner’s modern epic, but does it do his ideas justice?
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Suzan-Lori Parks, Robert Woodruff, Jean-Claude van Itallie, and Loretta Greco recall what America’s great bard of the West meant to them.
From the first American stage comedy to NYC’s ban on burlesque and the launch of the Mark Taper Forum, April was showered with noteworthy theatrical events.