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In ‘Halfway Bitches,’ Playwright Guirgis Goes All the Way

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This is two-act, two-hour-and-40-minute political issue to which attention must be paid.

In ‘Greater Clements,’ a Playwright Mines Lesser Days

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Judith Ivey appears at the center of a few, very individual stories of certain troubled Americans -- and a much, much larger American tragedy.

‘Jitney,’ in LA, Sings August Wilson’s Song of the Forgotten Man

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Only 34 at the time that he wrote his first play, Jitney, August Wilson may or may not have known just how the emotion-driven...

‘Malaise’ of President Carter Finds ‘Confidence (and The Speech)’

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Welcome to a 2019 fantasy history play about a 1979 White House experience that might have been.

Measurable Impact: The Real Bottom Line for Nonprofit Arts?

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The problem with Seattle's Intiman Theatre following (not for the first time) the hysterical-panic fundraising playbook first pioneered by Oral Roberts.

Robert O’Hara: Finding the Beauty in the Horror

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My old friend -- director of Broadway's hit "Slave Play" -- tells me why theater is the space for the complicated and the uncomfortable.

Abzug, Abzug — There She Goes Again!

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My, my -- how can I resist Harvey Fierstein in his new play, "Bella Bella"?

Playwright Rebecca Gilman Finds ‘A Woman of the World’

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The story of Mabel Loomis Todd -- first editor of Emily Dickinson's poetry and much more -- opens Off-Broadway with the timeless Kathleen Chalfant.

Dear Will Arbery: About ‘Heroes of the Fourth Turning’

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The hold of conservative Christianity on the American body politic is a symptom of the crisis.

How Two Mfoniso Udofia Plays Became One Night of Theater

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"Our idea has been to let the plays shine, to let the playwright shine, and to support each other."

Broadway’s ‘Slave Play’: A Free (But Costly) Racial Satire

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Harris' play is so scattershot that his many points, and the fireworks that generate, remain unhappily in chains.

In ‘Wives,’ Playwright Backhaus Tries Comedy — and #MeToo

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But why salt so much dialogue with, like, annoyingly contemporary expressions?

On Broadway, ‘Betrayal’ Is the Only Constant of Life

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The hard elegance of the performances -- especially Tom Hiddleston, in his Broadway debut -- are a potent factor in the overwhelming success of this revival.

Is the Tragedy of Sept. 11 Intelligible to Us Yet?

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Looking to ancient drama to comprehend the incomprehensible.

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.

‘We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!’ (Or, ‘Don’t Pay Artists!’)

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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

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

‘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.

Native Playwright and Others Fear a New Trail of Tears

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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?

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