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Towards a Future of Artist Leadership

As we continue to see the different approaches to new leadership at many of the country's regional flagship theaters, it feels an especially critical time to be reminded of the power, vision and voice of the individual artist. In 2018, we find ourselves in a field where a handful of artists are raised-up but the voice of the producer remains firmly in place, deciding both process and the resultant productions onstage. This curation of articles centers around ideas of how to continue challenging and iterating what true leadership can look like in the theater field...and in art-making.

Hierarchies of Power
Essay

Hierarchies of Power

Cisgender Playwrights and Trans Characters

28 September 2016

In this #IdentityWeek blog, playwright Basil Kreimendahl discusses the representation of trans characters on stage.

Collective Growth
Essay

Collective Growth

Reports from the Continuum of a Playwright’s Collective Theater

31 August 2014

Trista Baldwin offers an overview of Workhaus Collective.

Mixed Blood Theatre’s Disability Visibility Project
Essay

Mixed Blood Theatre’s Disability Visibility Project

27 May 2015

Aditi Brennan Kapil and Jack Reuler of Mixed Blood Theatre share the Disability Visibility project with hopes of improving the relationship between the American theatre and disability.

What Price Idealism, or Who You Gonna Dance With?
Essay

What Price Idealism, or Who You Gonna Dance With?

15 May 2013

Todd London shares why prioritizing the ideals of theatre companies—particularly not-for-profit theatre—is essential. 

Portrait of P. Carl.
Artists, Institutions, and the Decline of Public Discourse
Essay

Artists, Institutions, and the Decline of Public Discourse

31 October 2011

P. Carl on the decline of public discourse and the relationship between artists, institutions, and the percieved Haves and Have-Nots. 

Where Possibility Abounds
Essay

Where Possibility Abounds

a 20th Anniversary Conversation with the 1995 Cohort of Jerome Fellows

3 November 2015

Jeremy Cohen interviews a group of playwrights about their time at the Playwright's Center. 

Portrait of Daniel Alexander Jones.
Interview with Daniel Alexander Jones
Essay

Interview with Daniel Alexander Jones

3 June 2013

Daniel Alexander Jones discusses the art of learning from mentors and value of learning the craft of playwriting.