In excerpts from a new book, the British-born director talks about childhood mysteries, the theatre buildings he’s worked in, and his fascination with erasure and contradictions.
Not every Jewish role needs to be cast with Jewish actors, but for plays with antisemitic elements, strong Jewish representation is a must.
In this time of listening and reflection, might we return theatre to its essentials? We can at least start sketching our way there.
Moving work from one language to another is an art unto itself, and adapting it for the stage only adds layers of challenge and meaning.
New plays from Jez Butterworth, James Graham, and Lucy Kirkwood throw its characters and their values into sharp relief and thrilling conflict.
The gender-parity tide may finally be turning in Britain and Ireland, but there’s still work to be done.
For the characters in Guillermo Calderón’s plays, daring to get things wrong can lead to a deeper understanding.
From the first interracially cast ‘Othello’ to the founding of our longest-running queer troupe, this was a memorable month for theatre.
A few farces aside, current plays in the Old Smoke offer no escape from a disturbing world.
Christopher Shinn’s political play ‘Now or Later’ may mean more now than it did earlier.