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In Joshua Harmon’s ‘Admissions,’ the Real Test Is Racial Quotas

On stage, should a white character speak for her unseen Black husband and biracial child?

The Kids Aren’t All Right, They’re Extraordinary. We’re Not.

Our failures robbed them of the youth to which they were entitled.

After Mass Shootings, What’s an Arts Communicator to Do?

Every time I sat down to write this article, I thought I'd have more time.

In Interactive Play “Constellarium,” Children Learn to Be Refugees

How the Verigrin came to define themselves as a sanctuary planet.

What Makes Us Special Is What Makes Us Powerful

What I told my seven-year-old son and why it matters to artists and activists.

How Kids TV Made Playwright Matt Hoverman a Star

Broadway producers disappointed him twice. Winning an Emmy for "Arthur" let his spirits rise again.

Challenging Theater to Treat Children as Intelligent Beings

I used to roll my eyes at theme park shows. Then I saw the merit is in their theatricality.

Son to Forgive His Betraying Mother? Ask “The Treasurer”

Wall board and masking tape cover a lifetime of scars in Max Posner’s The Treasurer.

“Mary Jane,” Mom to Chronically Sick Child, Gently Explodes

The audacity of hope in the face of mortality. Mary Jane endures because she must.

Our Lack of Kindness: The Fault, Dear Brutus, Is Our Own

Maybe someday we will remember that hate is taught.

You Wrote a Children’s Play About Chernobyl?

I could say “a play about Chernobyl” and end it there. "Children's play" is the kicker.

TVY Rising: Peeking Inside Theater for the Very Young

If you don’t spend time around babies, bringing them to the theater may seem strange.

We Watch, Too: A Parents’ Roundtable on Theater for Kids

What do parents look for in the theater they watch with their children?

US Strike on Syria: Meaningless, Impotent, Illegitimate?

The lame and awkward gesture raises questions about U.S. intentions.

Why TYA Should Join the Dark Side (of Fairy Tales)

Fairy tales told with their original darkness prepare kids for the dangers of real life.

Brooklyn Children’s Theatre Founder Talks “Muslim Voices”

Amy W. Graves on diverse students, the First Amendment and public schools.

Why Do Theaters Dumb Down TYA?

Introducing a new column on how we can make better, smarter theater for young audiences

Tarika Barrett Juggles Work, Life and Politics at Girls Who Code

Tarika Barrett on creating a more diverse picture of what a techie looks like.

My Audience of One: Why I Write

I think a lot about how they might know me if I dropped dead one day.

Women’s Self Defense More Important Now Than Ever

The Safety Godmother, Ellen Snortland, discusses her new movie "Beauty Bites Back."
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