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Advice and Consent: Nia Vardalos Finds “Tiny Beautiful Things”

Nia Vardalos adapts and stars in a theatrical retelling of pain and survival.

Searching for a Shore, This Family Settles Into Silence

Sudsy plot points with the working-class Holmes family in rural England.

Ruhl “For Peter Pan…” Is Noh Way to Write a Play

Sarah Ruhl gets it one-third right., with lots or room to crow. Er, grow.

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

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

Anger, Seven Ways: Hamish Linklater’s “The Whirligig”

Raging voices can be dramatic, but they don’t necessarily constitute drama.

► Why “The Haven” Is a Must-See Web Series

A podcast discussion on "The Haven," a new web series set at a domestic violence shelter.

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.

“Luft Gangster” Dramatizes World War II Hell

the Third Reich is telling its people of the US “Luft Gangster” program for convicts

Why Do Theaters Dumb Down TYA?

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

Monstrous Martha: Imelda Staunton in Albee’s “Woolf”

A hockey puck careening across the icy space of a seemingly unhappy marriage.

Victor Lodato Spins a New Jersey Gothic Tale

A prizewinning playwright turns to fiction with a dark side.

Dementia Recalled In Off-Broadway “Mother of Invention”

"Growing up in the same household...siblings can have very different experiences."

My Audience of One: Why I Write

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

A Playwright-Director Completes His Election-Year Trilogy

Richard Nelson's "Women of a Certain Age" caps an achievement in American theater.

Melkis Alvarez-Baez’s Passion for Nonprofit Work at NPCC

Interview with a nonprofiteer who just cannot get enough nonprofit management!

44 Years of Family Dysfunction: “Love, Love, Love”

The Beatles insist that love is all you need. The playwright wonders if it's true.

Foreigners Sound Off On the US Election

"This election is not a brilliant moment in American history..."

The Middle Class is Sick. Rebecca Gilman Has the Cure.

In this podcast, Gilman discusses her play Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976.

Where Did Your Friends Go? They May Have a Half-Life

I will not judge myself for the friends I lost. Some turnover, after all, is healthy.

January’s Over: How to Stick with New Year’s Resolutions

By now, some of us have slipped back into stagnant, old patterns.