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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."

5 Self-Care Tips for Parent-Artists in Summertime

Share your ideas, best practices and small victories.

Resources & Inspirations For Moms Relaunching Careers

"I’m still the same highly educated, ambitious woman — I just took a career break."

Shakespeare and Special Needs Teenagers

Katie Yohe shares insights from directing youth with cognitive disabilities.

Where Are Competent, Compassionate Leaders for Flint, MI?

Politicians have become too petty to fix our worst problems.

50 Ways to Support Female Artists

Buy the art and forty-nine other ways to show love to your favorite artists.

Lifting the Brain Fog: Memory, Part 1

Memory is a messy thing; it affects decisions, emotions and learning in complex ways.

Teaching Children Shakespeare

"Kids want power. The word they hear the most is, 'No.' What they get when working on a Shakespearean play is a big, 'Yes' and they are empowered."