Journalin-depth stories

  • Interview with Marcus Gardley Rebecca Stevens, Marcus Gardley
    Marcus Gardley, a thirty-six-year old, award-winning playwright-poet, is making a substantial impact on the national performing arts community. Within the last year alone, theater companies, ranging from Brooklyn to Denver, have performed Gardley’s works (including "The Box" at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn, in a Foundry Theatre production, "Black Odyssey" at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, "The House That Will Not Stand" by the Yale Repertory Theatre, "dance of the holy ghost: a play on memory" by Center Stage Baltimore, and "The Gospel of Lovingkindness" at the Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago).
  • Finding a Theatrical Home: My Journey to IRT Theater Evan Caccioppoli
    When I really started to realize the importance of having a theatrical home—a safe and freeing environment where you can create work and challenge yourself. In finding a home base for Kid Brooklyn Productions, I had the goal of creating a developmental lab series where we could produce workshops, both public and private, a reading series, and space for devised work to happen.

NewCritcriticism & analysis

  • Past, Present, and Future Collide: The 40th Annual National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa Paul Adolphsen
    The 40th anniversary of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa (July 3-13, 2014) was characterized by this collision of past, present, and future. It makes sense that questions of legacy and history were central to much of the 2014 festival program. Nelson Mandela’s death in December 2013 and the April 2014 celebration of the twentieth anniversary of South Africa’s first democratic elections have prompted a reflective turn in the nation’s public and cultural life.
  • The Hub Theatre’s Abominable Sheds Light on the Beast Within Patricia Davis
    "Abominable" is an affecting, thought-provoking play well suited to this moment in time, when news of hundreds of children’s deaths in Gaza fills the airwaves, along with police brutality stateside, and the last school year marked by numerous shootings nationwide.

Blognews, trends, insights

  • The Inaugural Latina/o Studies Conference: Reflections on the Long Table & Good Company Nancy Garcia Loza
    I walk away, reflection upon reflection, moved and inspired. Even now, the questions that came up at the long table stay with me: What is your fire? What is it that you are here to uniquely do? As many of us prepare to meet again in Los Angeles this fall, we will keep these questions in mind. I can’t help but to think back to the idea of a spherical journey, which is the unstoppable future of the LTC and Latina/o theater in this the US.
  • A Polish Theater Cookbook: The Closed and Open Door Dara Weinberg
    One of the stereotypes about the post-Grotowski Polish ensemble theaters is that their processes are rigidly closed and their rehearsal rooms are treated like devotional spaces. There is often a way through a more closed door, but you may have to put on your sweatpants.

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