The Chicago Dramatists leader nurtured generations of playwrights with weekly readings. They in turn formed the family that gathered around him as his health declined.
The famed essayist and author has long loomed in the background of the songwriter’s work. Stew’s new concert musical pushes the influence to forefront—but don’t expect a hagiography.
At the 48 Hour Forum, playwrights will have 12 hours to write a play about last week’s news headlines, and then 36 hours to produce it.
How this accidental arts administrator worked to aggregate the stretched-thin assets of Southland theatres.
In theatricalizing a genre well represented on film and TV, the one-act festival highlights the form’s unique storytelling value.
She communicated ease onstage, but few worked harder or had a more intense commitment to their work or their colleagues.
This week’s guest is playwright Qui Nguyen, who is also the artistic director of Vampire Cowboys. He discusses his post-Vietnam War comedy ‘Vietgone,’ the origin of the term geek theatre and how to write a strong female character.
A news story provided the initial spark. Then the playwright stirred science and Greek myths into her new play about a star-crossed couple.
From the Adelaide Cabaret Festival to the Edinburgh Fringe to Bushfire, summer is a festive theatre season around the globe.
A new bio-musical of the iconic Jamaican singer at Center Stage narrows the focus to a fertile period of tension and creativity in London.