Even on a smaller scale, this year’s Summit offered 4 playwrights the invaluable chance to write questions and stage the answers.
The latest entry in the new-play festival game, staged in August across 5 venues in an arts-centric town, had impressive local buy-in and enthusiastic full houses.
Roughly equal parts joy and rigor have characterized his 20-year tenure as artistic director of this influential new-play incubator.
In streamlining its offerings, the annual Omaha new-play gathering has gained what visiting artists see as an increase in collegiality, support, and breathing room.
Last week at the Colorado New Play Festival in Steamboat Springs, work by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Jill Sobule, among others, searched for its sound and form.
The shows in this year’s new-play fest at Actors Theatre of Louisville were in dialogue with past offerings, no doubt, but also with our current moment.
Now under new leadership, the 14th iteration of this developmental festival again offered room, time, and shared energy to a crop of writers.
At the 42nd Humana Festival of New American Plays, the Kilroys and Anne Bogart spoke, Lauren Gunderson got a prize, and a majority female-authored program commanded the stage.
South Coast’s rep for developing new work makes another strong showing.
On this week’s podcast David J. Loehr reports back from the Humana Festival. Plus, the editors discuss ‘Miss Saigon’ and AT’s new program to nurture theatre critics of color.