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Searching for a Shore, This Family Settles Into Silence

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

Ruhl “For Peter Pan…” Is Noh Way to Write a Play

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Sarah Ruhl gets it one-third right., with lots or room to crow. Er, grow.

We Watch, Too: A Parents’ Roundtable on Theater for Kids

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What do parents look for in the theater they watch with their children?

Anger, Seven Ways: Hamish Linklater’s “The Whirligig”

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Raging voices can be dramatic, but they don’t necessarily constitute drama.

Why “The Haven” Is a Must-See Web Series

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A podcast discussion on "The Haven," a new web series set at a domestic violence shelter.

Why TYA Should Join the Dark Side (of Fairy Tales)

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Fairy tales told with their original darkness prepare kids for the dangers of real life.

“Luft Gangster” Dramatizes World War II Hell

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the Third Reich is telling its people of the US “Luft Gangster” program for convicts

Why Do Theaters Dumb Down TYA?

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Introducing a new column on how we can make better, smarter theater for young audiences

Monstrous Martha: Imelda Staunton in Albee’s “Woolf”

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A hockey puck careening across the icy space of a seemingly unhappy marriage.

Victor Lodato Spins a New Jersey Gothic Tale

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A prizewinning playwright turns to fiction with a dark side.

Dementia Recalled In Off-Broadway “Mother of Invention”

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"Growing up in the same household...siblings can have very different experiences."

My Audience of One: Why I Write

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I think a lot about how they might know me if I dropped dead one day.

A Playwright-Director Completes His Election-Year Trilogy

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Richard Nelson's "Women of a Certain Age" caps an achievement in American theater.

Melkis Alvarez-Baez’s Passion for Nonprofit Work at NPCC

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Interview with a nonprofiteer who just cannot get enough nonprofit management!

44 Years of Family Dysfunction: “Love, Love, Love”

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The Beatles insist that love is all you need. The playwright wonders if it's true.

Foreigners Sound Off On the US Election

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"This election is not a brilliant moment in American history..."

The Middle Class is Sick. Rebecca Gilman Has the Cure.

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In this podcast, Gilman discusses her play Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976.

Where Did Your Friends Go? They May Have a Half-Life

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I will not judge myself for the friends I lost. Some turnover, after all, is healthy.

January’s Over: How to Stick with New Year’s Resolutions

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By now, some of us have slipped back into stagnant, old patterns.

Estranged Interlude: “Our Mother’s Brief Affair” on Broadway

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This problem with this play is more than its execution.
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Herman Cain (and Republicans Unable)

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And then there was Jerry Falwell, Jr., with his open pants, evangelical FUPA and his hands veering into prime side-boob territory with -- hey, doesn't she have a name?