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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.

Michael Halberstam, Writers Theatre AD, Accused of Sexual Harassment

In a long Twitter thread, a former intern at Glencoe's celebrated Writers Theatre alleges that Artistic Director Michael Halberstam repeatedly sexually harassed him in 2003.

“Downton Abbey” Star Does Double Time on Broadway

The playwright bounces time on his knee.

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

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

In “A Clockwork Orange,” Onstage Violence Turns Red Hot

Anthony Burgess' violent dystopia: is it here?

Searching for a Shore, This Family Settles Into Silence

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

Director Michael Almereyda on Making “Marjorie Prime”

In this podcast, Alamereyda reflects on memory, technology and the themes of his new film.

Crystal Field: Making Street Theater for Five Decades

In street theater, "you have only yourself, your passion and what you believe in."

You Wrote a Children’s Play About Chernobyl?

I could say “a play about Chernobyl” and end it there. "Children's play" is the kicker.

What We Did For Love: Why Amateur Theatre Isn’t a Dirty...

Amateur theatre is a sector we should be proud of.

Lear deBessonet’s “Midsummer NIght’s Dream” Is Dreamy

Lear deBessonet’s jolly notions are too many to list -- and why give them all away?

Oscar Isaac’s Hamlet: All Briefs, Not Enough Prince

The fever dream of a prep school boy: Sam Gold's direction of "Hamlet."

Gotta Minute? Nuts and Bolts of the One-Minute Play Festival

Can a play really tell a story in a minute?

Et Tu, Orange Brute: Is Donald Trump “Julius Caesar”?

A surprising misreading of Shakespeares

Disability Disabused in Martyna Majok’s “Cost of Living”

Disability -- maybe the cost of living is one of its great rewards.
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