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‘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.

‘Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow’ Stay Home

There must be method to playwright Halley Feiffer's current madness.

‘The Rolling Stone’: Ugandan Homophobia as Modern Tragedy

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

Native Playwright and Others Fear a New Trail of Tears

With the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) under right-wing attack, Mary Kathryn Nagle sounds the alarm.

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.

‘Convention’: Staging a 1944 Progressive-Moderate Slugfest

Danny Rocco's sprawling experimental history play proves that everything new is old again.

‘Long Lost’: New Margulies Play Should Stay Undiscovered

The playwright thinks he’s offering us shocks. They register more like mild nudges.

The Currency of Bertolt Brecht

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

Inside David Garrison, a Well-Defended Mr. Mister

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...

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

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

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

She’s Lear, She’s Here, Get Used To It

One thing about this obtuse king is undeniably magisterial: a larger-than-life rage.

Halley Feiffer: Writing New Roles One Play at a Time

How an actor who has always been a writer became a writer who has always been an actor.

Au Contraire: Exploring Brexit in English and Irish Theater

There's a desire to respect their differences and to work out where they go next -- together or separately.

Dear Deb Margolin: A Letter About ‘Imagining Madoff’

Will the real Skim Shady please stand up?

I Wrote ‘After’ — a Play About a School Gun Massacre…

...then the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre happened minutes from my home.

Isabelle Huppert Suffers (Again!) in Surreal Off-Broadway Play

Watching Florian Zeller's 'The Mother,' we suffer right along with the glorious French actress.

My Heart Doesn’t Belong to ‘Daddy’

Jeremy O. Harris' play, starring Alan Cumming and set in a pool, barely makes a ripple.

Yes, Ma: Gay Boy Playwright-Choreographer Makes Good

It's all about his mother (and her love life) in the part-play, part-dance 'The Mar Vista.'

Of Sound Mind: Fitz Patton Sees Theater As Tonal Adventure

Sound designer? Composer? Photographer? Publisher? Call him what you like. But call: he's listening.

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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