From the first staging of an English-language on U.S. soil to the founding of Arena Stage, August has been a hot month for theatre.
Meet the driving force behind the institution that would become Milwaukee Repertory Theater.
Formed to address the needs of a nascent resident theatre movement, TCG has grown, and is still growing, to serve an ever-changing field.
Remembering Zelda Fichandler and her legacy within the resident theatre movement.
Zelda Fichandler wasn’t just a founder of the American resident theatre movement; she was also one of its most clear-eyed critics.
The dynamo who led Arena Stage and NYU Tisch’s acting program was acutely interested in human beings, and what theatre could reveal about them.
This week’s guest are actors, and brothers, Jason Dirden and Brandon J. Dirden. They discuss August Wilson, acting together, and how they never audition for the same role. Plus, the editors discuss brownface in Chicago, and the late Zelda Fichandler.
The American theatre as we know it didn’t just evolve organically, inevitably; it was conjured by visionaries who dreamt of a national theatre outside New York, then built it.
Arena Stage goes another round with the heavyweight drama that changed all the rules.