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Should Playwrights Just Write — or Write for Producers?

It's only a play -- unless you're looking for a commercial production. Right?

5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: Brian Dykstra

Someone once asked Brian Dykstra if he thought he was getting better as a playwright. He thought it was a strange thing to ask.

5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: Marc Palmieri

Levittown uses Palmieri's grandfather's war story for dramatic fodder. He died June 3 in his Levitt house --the play's first day of rehearsal.

On Women Playwrights and the Soft Bigotry of High Expectations

By dint of possessing a penis, I'm not responsible for what other men may have done.

Cast Announced for Lincoln Center Theater’s “Broke-Ology”

In the summer of one king's death, the King family is another direction for audiences to focus.

Five Finger Exercise: “Los Grumildos” Arriving at HERE Arts Center

Dying to spend some time with plasticine-made hyperrealist automatons? Here you go.

MITF, Scooping Other Major Festivals, Unveils Mobile-Marketing Push

Is mobile the way of theater? MITF thinks so.

5 Questions I’ve Never Been Asked: Robert Steven Ackerman

Ackerman, who teaches theology and is a Catholic scholar, has written Joan of Arc on commission for Gorilla Repertory Theater Company. It runs July 9 to Aug. 2.

Horse Trade Theater Group Names Four New Resident Companies

Four new companies have been named residents of Horse Trade Theater Group. And that means space, baby.

On Internships and Arguments at

I subscribe to the listserv, and I think everyone should as well. Well, maybe not everyone -- that would be bad -- but...

The Lynching of Charles Isherwood

Jason Grote, who I recently assigned to be profiled in the pages of Back Stage, has posted a piece called "Bring Me the Head...

Jon Robin Baitz — “JRB” — Responds

What Mr. Baitz is doing home on a Saturday night, I don't know. Me, I'm getting over a cold and waiting for Ken to...

Moxie the Maven Gets it Right and Wrong (and Right?)

I've been debating what to do about Jon Robin Baitz's obnoxious Huffington Post piece about writing for TV and film vs. suffering under the...

What I Got Out of My Lunch with the New NEA...

In June 2018, President Trump appointed Mary Anne Carter to be Acting Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. The press at the...
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