A collection of not-so-straight plays, an ensemble-devised work and an African-American living-room play made up the main slate at Actors Theatre’s annual new-play gathering.
Inspired equally by ‘Star Wars’ and Charles Ludlam, the Philly troupe’s ‘I Promised Myself to Live Faster’ explores the intersection of tween sexual awakening and sci-fi fantasy.
Somehow a Russian doctor who died in 1904 was able to pre-diagnose our 21st-century ways of not connecting, of spending our lives alone together.
Boundary-busting troupes like the Civilians, Pig Iron and Native Voices have staged plays in partnership with—and in counterpoint to—the art on the walls.
Whether brainy or gutsy, Mimi Lien’s sets are arresting architectural formations in space.