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Emily Mann Presents Gloria Steinem, Warts and All

A documentary theater pioneer takes on a "deeply human" feminist legend.

Will Lillian Hellman Return to the Boards for ‘Days to Come’?

Revisiting the work of a woman who did not cut her conscience to fit any theatrical fashion.

The Maria Irene Fornes Play Marathon We Need Right Now

A 12-hour tribute to the greatest playwright you've never heard of.

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ Is So Unpretty

Broadway pimps out a Hollywood title. Don't buy it.

‘Gettin’ the Band Back Together’ Rocks Broadway

Lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. But it can strike near enough.

Masi Asare and Her Radical, Creative Musical Theater

A Black woman composer-lyricist-book writer can hit many diversity check-boxes. But she'd rather talk about craft.

In the Theater of Nwandu, Black Men Yearn to ‘Pass Over’

A tragicomic play invites comparison with other works, but ultimately stands on its own.

At Last, There’s ‘Peace for Mary Frances’ (and Lois Smith)

The legendary actress is in pain, and her character's family is giving her more of it.

Despite Stiff Staging, Deft Denzel Warms ‘Iceman Cometh’

How do you stage semi-sloshed drunks mostly sitting at bar tables for four hours?

Why I Am Boycotting Writers Theatre in Chicago

When a board papers over staff misconduct, maybe it's time to just say no.

‘Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.’ Proves We Need More Political Pop Stars

Listen before Homeland Security takes this down.

Why ‘Inclusion Rider’ Also Needs to Mean ‘Time’s Up’

Hey Netflix, you awake? If you really cared about diversity, you'd listen to Frances McDormand.

These 12 Words Erased Directors of Color at the Oscars

White feminism strikes again.

Why We Need Black Antiheroes, with Antoinette Nwandu

Playwright Antoinette Nwandu on writing new kinds of black characters and her upcoming film with Spike Lee.

Off-Broadway, “An Ordinary Muslim” Offers Extraordinary Journey

“The problem is not the Jamaat," one character declares. "The problem is this family.”

Was Augustin Daly, 19th Century Theater Genius, a Secret Progressive?

Why director Alex Roe calls "A Marriage Contract," from 1892, an "indictment of prejudice, privilege and complacency."

Six Women Allege Physical, Emotional Abuse at Dream Theatre Company

"Jeremy continues to email me from about 10 different addresses, with marriage proposals, suicide threats and pictures of his dick."

As Racial Tensions Rise, Fuller’s “A Soldier’s Play” Stands Army Strong

Chatting with Charles Weldon, artistic director of the legendary Negro Ensemble Company.

8 Situations When You May Show Coworkers Your Penis

Navigating a post-#MeToo workplace can be confusing. Fortunately, the CFR is here to help.

How “Mudbound” Smartly Deconstructs the Mammy Myth

No more whitewashing the history of forced black domestic labor under slavery.
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Kavanaugh Is In… So, Where Do We Go From Here?

Many of us Americans were glued to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing last week featuring testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and then-Supreme...