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All Rise: The Uplifting Backstory of ‘Sunrise in Heaven’

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How Jan Hurst's personal tragedy let to renewed faith, to Voyage Media, and to a film shoot in Hollywood.

Making a Frame: How I Found an Augusto Boal Book in...

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Looking back on more than three decades creating community and drama around the world using the techniques of the Theatre of the Oppressed.

‘The Rolling Stone’: Ugandan Homophobia as Modern Tragedy

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Despite predictable drawbacks, Chris Urch's theatrical indictment is an important work of art.

Why Must Arts Workers Equate Long Hours with Success?

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If your art cannot get done in the hours you have budgeted for it, you have lied. To everyone.

Does Your Nonprofit Arts Board Always Vote Unanimously?

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Unending total agreement can hurt nonprofit arts groups. There are better ways to be a board.

That Time Susan Sontag Did Something Stupid

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She staged "Waiting for Godot" in 1993 Sarajevo. A Sontag biography raises current questions on what motivates social practice.

‘Frankie and Johnny’ Beams a Strong Broadway Half-Light

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Playwright Terrence McNally can be greatly thanked -- especially in the light of the moon.

The Currency of Bertolt Brecht

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What a shame we still live in a world that the playwright would so readily have recognized.

‘Lockdown’ Appeals for Justice Reform — and Compassion

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Playwright Cori Thomas learned to see the San Quentin incarcerated as individuals, not as past crimes.

Inside David Garrison, a Well-Defended Mr. Mister

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How to play an avaricious, amoral capitalist in an age of avaricious, amoral capitalists.

For Hnath, ‘Hillary and Clinton’ Are a, If Not the, Real...

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Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow cannonade a gratifying 90-minute, intermissionless play.

Dear Tasha Lawrence: A Letter About ‘All Our Children’

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You have a tough scene late in the play. You probably know it -- what you do at the end of it.

Why Professional Wrestling Should Be in the Theater Conversation

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Why not? After all, writers create the narratives and matches have predetermined outcomes.

Sorry, Globes: Patricia Arquette Was a ‘Dannemora’ Dud

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Three words: director Ben Stiller. Oh, and maybe there's a fourth word: misogyny.

Shepard’s ‘True West’ May Not Be So True After All

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I used to think this was a great play. Now I fear it's a great play wrapped in a gimmick.

When a Safe House Isn’t So Safe

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Abby Rosebrock's play "Blue Ridge" finds Marin Ireland is brilliantly all the rage.

Let’s Disconnect the ‘Disconnect’ in Nonprofit Theater

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Just because a play delivers "excellence" doesn't mean it delivers "impact."

Mossad, Charlie and Khalil: ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ Comes to TV

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The Arab-Israeli conflict rages on, making a TV version of John Le Carre's 1983 novel sadly relevant.

Thrills, Chills, Battle of Wills: Theresa Rebeck’s ‘Downstairs’ Terrifies

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With Tyne Daly and Tim Daly reaching new acting heights, what is the playwright afraid of?

Trigger Warnings at the Theater: Should This Be a Thing?

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Isn't the whole idea of art to trigger something emotional?
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