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…
From landmark productions of O’Neill, Charles Gordone, Wole Soyinka, and Deborah Rogin to the opening of Michigan’s Farmers Alley Theatre, May has been an eventful month.
The new musical’s creators think they’ve upended the material’s sexist tropes; apparently they don’t see that ‘man in a dress’ jokes are inherently transphobic.
Increasingly, the best theatre in America can be found Off-Broadway and regionally. It’s time for the Tonys to recognize that.
L.A.’s resident classic rock clowns take a stab at Shakespeare’s Roman tragedy.
That may be the wrong question for an art from expressly built to die and be reborn.
College Break Thru and its leader, David Petro, owe teaching artists and students an explanation—and tens of thousands of dollars.
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.
The actor discusses his career, the challenge of translating Shakespeare into American Sign Language, and his wish for an all-ASL show on Broadway.
How Children’s Theatre and Actor’s Theatre joined to commission interlocking plays from Steven Dietz for their various audiences.