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The Whim and Whimsy of James and Jamesy

They're more Beckett than bonkers.

The Dry History of Arts Funding As Juicy Downtown Theater

"One is never going to get all of America on board with any one issue -- let alone the public funding of arts."

Calling ‘Doctor Atomic’: In Santa Fe, Peter Sellars Revisits the Bomb

An interview with the world’s undisputed leader of disruptive opera directing.

Geoffrey Owens, Working Artists, and Me

Artists should start forgiving themselves -- and each other -- for wanting to pay their bills.

Audible and ‘Harry Clarke’ Remade David Cale’s Career

Starring Billy Crudup, produced by Audible, it was performance, workshop and theater history in one.

Why Does Nonprofit Performing Arts Programming Lather, Rinse, Repeat?

Moving past the most toxic business phrase with Judith Bowtell of Australia's Milk Crate Theatre.

Artists Warned Us: Children in Cages Will Be Treated Like Animals

Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s caged performances show us that ICE’s children in cages are dangerously vulnerable to losing their humanity.

Nick Cave’s Soundsuits Turn Dance Into Political Action

The multidisciplinary artist creates ecstatic action at the Park Avenue Armory.

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.

Vanishing Politics! The Off-Broadway Wonder of Vitaly Beckman

If this sounds like a relief, that's because it feels like a relief.
Westworld

‘Westworld’ Mesmerizes — and Makes No Effen Sense

HBO's metaphor for the abuses of power may be abusing its power over viewers.

Adrienne Danrich on the Black Opera Divas Who Broke Barriers

Shining "This Little Light of Mine" on two legends: Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price.

Why Our ‘Fringe’ Documentary Took 13 Years to Complete

Filmmaker Francis Kuzler reveals the story behind the story behind "The Fringe."

James Comey, The Boulet Brothers and Other Monsters

Comey sees authority as the essence of goodness; he might have learned a better, more humanistic lesson from horror-drag reality TV hosts.

How Mickey McGuire Will Put His FL Theater on the Map

When The Seminole is busy and buzzing, so are Homestead's restaurants and greater downtown.

Why Hate ‘Roseanne’ When You Can Fall for ‘Barry’?

Hit-man by day, acting student by night -- and distinctly apolitical.

Why Ato Essandoh Will Have a Very Long Career

He cut his teeth in NYC's downtown theater. Now he's all over your TV screen.

Stunning Dunning Unveils His ‘Signature Project,’ 1M People Strong

More than 300,000 people have literally affixed their names to one artist's vision.

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.

Why Did BAM Hire David Binder?

He will lead the most important and successful American not-for-profit contemporary performing arts institution of the last 40 years.
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