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Lou Harry

Lou Harry, Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Indianapolis Business Journal, has written for The Sondheim Review, Variety, Dramatics, TheatreWeek and dozens of other publications. The author or co-author of more than 35 books including Creative Block and Kid Culture, his produced plays include Lightning and Jellyfish, Clutter or The Moving Walkway Will Soon Be Coming to an End, Midwestern Hemisphere, and Going…Going…Gone: The Live Auction Comedy, now in its fifth year in Indianapolis. A member of the Dramatists Guild, he’s also a board member of the American Theatre Critics Association, where he chairs its New Play Committee.

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Shooting Shakespeare
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Shooting Shakespeare

The Art of Taking Plays from the Stratford Stage to a Theatre Near You

21 July 2017

Lou Harry interviews Antoni Cimolino and Barry Avrich of The Stratford Festival to discuss the process of recording productions of each of Shakespeare's plays.

Critical Thinking About Being a Critic and a Playwright
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Critical Thinking About Being a Critic and a Playwright

1 November 2014

Lou Harry offers insight on balancing the careers of a playwright and arts journalist. 

John Goodson's reading at Indy Actors' Playground.
Giving Indianapolis Actors a Place to Curate
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Giving Indianapolis Actors a Place to Curate

18 February 2014

Indy Actors’ Playground also gives working actors a chance to see their peers at work, a chance for theater professionals in the audience to see other sides of these actors, and a chance for students from local theater programs to be exposed to a wide range of plays. It gives our actors a chance to get past commercial considerations and ask themselves, “What do I really want to do?” In a largely dependent career, the chance to act on their answer can be exhilarating.