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Catherine Filloux and Poetic Political Theater

The playwright's latest work tackles female ambition, political power and family legacy.
Caitlin Strokosch

The de Wolfe Questionnaire: Caitlin Strokosch

The CEO of NPN/VAN talks about activists and artists, places by water and cellos.

Tom Perez: Figure from a Forgettable Past

He gave us Clinton and, thus, Trump.
Kunstler

As Controversial Kunstler, Jeff McCarthy Holds Court

The Drama Desk-nominated actor Jeff McCarthy recently confided that, years ago, his child eyes would "flash wide open on Saturday mornings, hellbent on getting...
whiteness

Why I No Longer Know How To Relate To Whiteness

Whiteness kills. Understand it. Acknowledge it. Dismantle it. Overcome it. Reject it.
Victor Lodato

Victor Lodato Spins a New Jersey Gothic Tale

A prizewinning playwright turns to fiction with a dark side.
wonder-woman-career-change

Trump Is Making My Clients (and Me) Ponder Career Change

We're inspired to imagine careers and lives that provide help others will need now.
Banksy's Free Speech graffiti

A Nuanced View of Free Speech

The First Amendment doesn't guarantee anyone a book deal.
Everybody

Everybody — a New Everyman — Is Not for Everyone

Updating the medieval "Everyman" with a favorite of everybody -- a production gimmick.
Viertel

What the Debate Over That “Big River” Review Really Means

"Room for disagreement" could also be the subtitle of America in 2017.
shawn

Wallace Shawn’s “Evening”: Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Menace

Shawn never names the deeply corrupt countries in his plays. We know which one he means.

Simplifying Trump and Seeing His Future

Will Donald Trump's Cohn Core Principles work in governing?
babel

“Finding Babel”: Family Documentary Uncovers Soviet History

The mystery remains unresolved, but as the film ends, we are invited into the search.
wall

The Art That Could Decorate Donald Trump’s Wall

The creative possibilities would be endless.
Rhetorical Fallacies

►Watch: 20 Rhetorical Fallacies in 2 Minutes

A handy video guide to making terrible arguments.
Protest Art Sign

Protest Art from Raised Fists to Pussyhats

Though art-making is not necessarily radical, it can be used to achieve radical ends.
Facility

Estimating Audiences for a Hypothetical Arts Facility

Predicting who will come to an imagined performing arts facility.
Norma

Norma’s Back! La Desmond Arises “Sunset Boulevard”

Delivering "Wow"-factor even when -- with one look -- the script falls short.
hirschman

Bill Hirschman: Theater Criticism’s Cockeyed Optimist

"An opinion is not criticism; it’s not even good reviewing."
Revolutions Subway Therapy

Artists Address Revolution: Trump Today vs. 1917 Bolsheviks

Russian avant-garde artists supported the Bolshevik Revolution; artists today resist.