Stage works based on real material range so widely that about all they have in common is their makers’ aversion to labels.
Both in content and form, documentary theatre in the U.S. has always been at theatre’s cutting edge.
It had science, it had art—in other words, the Civilians’ ‘Great Immensity’ was a perfect target for conservatives. Its director, Steve Cosson, responds.
The company will present two world premieres, four musicals, and partner with three theatres.
A group of 17 artists will develop a new work together.
Like the characters in Anne Washburn’s post-apocalyptic pop-culture extravaganza, the company often had to choose which ideas to save and which to kill.
The slate includes productions of new and classic works from the likes of Royal Shakespeare Company, Maly Drama Theatre of St. Petersburg, and Actors Theatre of Louisville.
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.
Director Steve Cosson explains how his troupe’s new show fits into a tradition of backstage musicals—and not just because of the crescendos and climaxes.
This 49-seat venue in a small suburb west of Chicago serves its neighborhood with new plays at neighborly ticket prices.