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deBessonet

Lear deBessonet’s “Midsummer NIght’s Dream” Is Dreamy

Lear deBessonet’s jolly notions are too many to list -- and why give them all away?
tolerant

What a Tolerant, Arts-Minded Community Looks Like

What works -- and does not work -- in creating a tolerant, creative atmosphere?
military

Military Women in “Bullet Catchers” Highlight Inequality

A devised theater piece by and about combat women.
wins

For Criminal-in-Chief Trump, Even Losses Are “Wins”

The master negotiator resorts to dinner, threats and twitter raging.Then he just gives up.
IndieSpace

IndieSpace: New Lease on Life for Off-Off-Broadway?

Building connections between artists and the real estate community.
resistance

The Long Fight, the Big Loss and the Front Lines of Resistance

A smaller demonstration of resistance took place in the parking lot of my high school.
James Cromwell

► Why Oscar-Nominee James Cromwell Went to Jail

In this episode, James Cromwell reflects on his arrest and the truth about fracking.
Nuyorican

What Cultural Facilities Forget: The Nuyorican Rules

Too many cultural organizations and facilities have lost sight of these simple rules.
Theatre 167

In Tina Howe Premiere, Theatre 167 Confronts Climate Change

Fans of innovative theatre will surely recognize this as an event.
Dubai

In Dubai, Architect Rem Koolhaas Sees Art in Concrete

The galleries of Al Quoz in Dubai: little seen by the UAE's 15 million annual visitors.
critic

Theater Critic Helen Shaw: Monster in the Audience

"We prepare and experience and think and respond, but know? I don't know anything."
art

Republicans Love Art. They Just Hate You for Studying It.

They'll spend millions keeping the product public, but zero on the artists producing it.

Sometimes I Think About a Second American Revolution

Revolution is a serious idea. What would you risk for your country, ideals, freedom?
Chicago

Looking for a Job in Theater? Chicago Is Hiring!

Provide a salary history starting with your third-grade allowance.
Hamlet

Oscar Isaac’s Hamlet: All Briefs, Not Enough Prince

The fever dream of a prep school boy: Sam Gold's direction of "Hamlet."
Sudan

Qatar Dispute Plays Out at Ancient Pyramids of Sudan

For the Beja people, Sudan's pyramids are a crucial part of the economic ecology.
Diverse Books

3 Movements That Prove There is a Demand for More Diverse Books

In recent years, there has been a call for more diverse characters in novels.
Rocket Surgery Elite

“Elite” Is Not a Dirty Word

Elitism is the only thing that can save the democratic world order.
democrats

Democrats, You Have Your Chance: Go Progressive.

This is not the sort of thing one suggests lightly or normally.
morisseau

Playwright Morisseau Revisits Rage in Racist America

Plays need not be perfect to be important.