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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.
Hey, Arts Programmers: Um, There’s an Election…
Have you heard about the election? I mean, it's all over the news. And are you factoring the election into your programming?
‘Fires in the Mirror’ Remains Theatrically Incendiary
An exhilarating example of the public service that theater is forever capable of providing.
In Dance Theater, the Future Is Indigenous — and Renewable
If colonization is what got us to this place, maybe "re-indigenization" -- in dance -- is our way forward.
Transforming the Dance Experience Through Film, VR Tech
Some say dance and film -- and especially technology -- make for strange bedfellows. Not so.
Land Acknowledgment! (…and Building on Best Practices)
When it comes to acknowledging Native land before a performance, artists and administrators sure have room for thought and growth.
‘Stranger’ Days: Remembering the Penelope Ashe Hoax
How 24 newspaper writers teamed up 50 years ago to create the sex-soaked novel "Naked Came the Stranger."
‘We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!’ (Or, ‘Don’t Pay Artists!’)
If you won't pay artists -- or respect HR laws on exempt and non-exempt employees -- maybe you don't deserve our donations.
Death of ‘Chicago’ Actor Jeff Loeffelholz: Updates, Debates
Who has legal standing to know the results of an investigation? What about a moral imperative?
Handler With Care
An entrepreneurial composer returns to full-time composing.
Why Must Arts Workers Equate Long Hours with Success?
If your art cannot get done in the hours you have budgeted for it, you have lied. To everyone.
All the Good News I Could Find
Nine not-a-little-bit-bougie pieces of good news and nice things for the decadent extremist in us all.
What ‘Ain’t No Mo’ Taught Me About 400 Years of Inequality
Audiences laughed. But no one will ever understand the pain of African Americans.
Taking Up Space: A Tale of Two Mitskis
I, too, want to be treated like a cowboy. I want to be treated like a white man with a weapon.
For Hnath, ‘Hillary and Clinton’ Are a, If Not the, Real...
Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow cannonade a gratifying 90-minute, intermissionless play.
When Ari Melber Gets ‘In Your Face’
Or, satire is not "what closes on Saturday night."
Kevin Allison Took a Chance — and the RISK! Paid...
An evangelist for telling our uncomfortable truths wasn’t always so comfortable with it.
Can US Dance Learn From Ballet Folklórico de México?
This kind of work could become prevalent in America. Why isn't it?
Being and Becoming: Black, Gay, Creative — and Politically Engaged
How I elevated my social and political voice through voice training.
SWAN Day 2019 Takes Flight — Under New Leadership
After 11 years, Support Women Artists Now is a worldwide event whose future is just beginning.