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New Georges A.D., Susan Bernfield, Dips in “The Pool”

Susan Bernfield talks about jumping into The Pool and her play "Tania in the Getaway Van."

Women Take the Wheel on Gender Parity in Entertainment

The road to gender parity in the entertainment industry is long and slow; women are doing the work.

I Have Anxiety, Anxiety, Anxiety in the Age of Donald Trump

I have anxiety that turns to terror.

“The Home Place”: Persnickety Plot Paralyzes Political Play

An overreaching, over-plotted play about a rising working class and the landed gentry.

Historic Cherry Lane Theatre Blooming Under New Leaders

"This is professional theater. We take great pride in that."

“Skeleton Crew,” By Playwright Morisseau, Finds Life in Detroit

Does Morisseau think Trump can restore jobs to Detroit? Hell no.

Huaywasi: How Artisans Are Changing the Fashion Industry

An interview with the Program Director of Huaywasi, a fair-trade artisan project.

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

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

10 Articles on Gender Parity You Need to Read Right Now

Ten gender parity articles you may have missed over the summer. Grab a cuppa and read.

“The Deuce”: Vivid Portrait of Pre-Disney 42nd Street Sleaze

"The Deuce" has the earmarks of a great show, but will it live up to its potential?

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.

At 40, Spiderwoman Theater Remains Emblem of Native Spirit

"If we're going to write a Native story, we have Native people in it."

Can a Play About Rape Serve as Satire? Ask Grace.

Bobby and Jeff get Grace drunk, then sick, unconscious and allegedly raped. Not funny.

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.

Bechdel Fest Amplifies Women’s Stories by All Genders

Broken Nose Theatare's festival showcases short plays that pass the Bechdel Test.

“If Only”: Ann, Samuel, and the Love That Might Have Been

Upper-class white woman invites old romantic partner, an ex-slave, for a reunion.

Mother-Daughter Bond: Modern Dancers Make Striking Figures

New dances in “a kaleidoscope of intersecting shapes and images" show women in all stages.

Why I’m Afraid of White Women…and Taylor Swift

She is “innocent” yet wants to be able to inflict harm. That is a terrifying premise.
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