What began as a dark thought experiment—what if Black folks just left America and its racist violence behind?—has grown into a scathing satire that speaks to something deep inside audiences.
With 3 world premieres and a Broadway revival of her hit play ‘Topdog/Underdog,’ the prolific writer keeps singing her song in a variety of keys.
This busy writer-director, known for new works, is now staging ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ at the Public, but it’s more a case of continuing a legacy of Black iconoclasm than a new career phase.
Established to recognize a woman, femme, trans, or non-binary playwright of the African diaspora, the residency will provide a salary with benefits and full support to pursue creative work.
From the Public Works ‘As You Like It’ to upstart crow’s ‘King John’ at Oregon Shakes to ‘Mother Lear’ at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Bard remains powerful currency; it’s how it’s spent that matters.
How a Shakespeare in the Park production taught this designer that ‘political theatre’ could mean something different for Black and white Americans.
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.
When this go-to choreographer is doing his storytelling job right, you may not even notice the dancing at all—but he’s got more moves in store.
As this dramaturg/producer plans her first season at the theatre, she’s looking both outward and inward.
5 monologues by Asian American writers, performed by Asian American actors over 60, comprise a new NAATCO anthology at the Public Theater.