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Post-COVID Performing Arts: Like a Trip to the Car Wash
Restorationists expect a familiar process will always work: they’re about the car wash. Opportunists look to innovate: they're about getting the car clean.
Immersive Theater Brings Legendary Nellie Bly Back to Life
Remembering a period of history that was downright cruel, especially in regard to women's health -- and the woman who exposed it all.
The Canon Explodes: The Museum World Aims for Diversity
"We have to move from tokenism to transformation..." For the future-forward American museum, that process appears to be underway.
Transforming the Dance Experience Through Film, VR Tech
Some say dance and film -- and especially technology -- make for strange bedfellows. Not so.
The Currency of Bertolt Brecht
What a shame we still live in a world that the playwright would so readily have recognized.
Kevin Allison Took a Chance — and the RISK! Paid...
An evangelist for telling our uncomfortable truths wasn’t always so comfortable with it.
At Driehaus Museum, Yinka Shonibare Fabricates Post-Colonial Identity
The artist takes over a lavish Chicago mansion, for a contemporary twist on Gilded Age excess.
‘Chick Flick: The Musical’ Should Be Your Quick Pick
We should all celebrate voices -- even those not necessarily our own.
First, We Dance. Next, We Decolonize Our Food Systems.
How the Indigenous artists of Dancing Earth are creating a movement...by creating movement.
I’m a Playwright, and Trigger Warnings Trouble Me
What right has anyone to tell me how audiences should experience my plays?
Pastors, Skaters, Lady Gaga: Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson on 2018’s Best Films
Vox's film critic joins CFR's Sean Douglass and Jose Solís to review their "favourite" movies of the year.
Meet the Brains Behind ‘The Female Role Model Project’
Science and theater merge in a daring experiment around gender, empowerment and music.
Video Games Need to Stop Hypersexualizing Female Characters
They've made notable strides in their representation of women. Why can't some franchises keep up?
Niegel Smith of The Flea Theater Will Make Us “Color Brave”
An artistic director leads us toward a wise new way of approaching race and identity.
What Is the Future of Theater Podcasting?
Talking with Peter Marks, Diep Tran and Jose Solis on their new podcasts and why criticism shouldn't be as white as "an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog."
Theater’s Online Community Is Dying. Can We Save It?
Let's not lament the decline of theater blogs. We can get the conversation back.
TCG Announces New Playwright Trading Cards™
Two expansion decks are also on the way, including “Beckett and the Absurdists,” arrival date TBD.
Tony-Winner Clint Ramos: Strange Art Makes Us Better People
How a Tony-winning costume designer confronts audiences with the odd and unexpected.
The New Battle Over Acoustics in Performing Arts Venues
How the emergence of electronic acoustics is revolutionizing the design of arts and entertainment halls, despite resistance.
South Korean Novelist Plays America (Nods to Camus and Homer)
Eventually, J.M. Lee may or may not write the Great South Korean Novel.