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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Moments in an American Town by American Theatre Editors

Catching a glimpse of the beloved community in a quirky, inclusive corner of the U.S.

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Ben Brantley: A Critic Is a Mirror, Not a Shaper by American Theatre Editors

The Times' lead critic looks back on a fertile period in the field and reflects on the role he played in it.

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Abigail Adams to Leave Helm of People’s Light, With Zak Berkman as Successor by American Theatre Editors

The 45-year-old Pennsylvania theatre will also initiate a national search to fill out its senior artistic leadership team.

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Friday, January 8, 2021

This Month in Theatre History by American Theatre Editors

The first month on the calendar saw the births of three 20th-century giants, the resuscitation of another's career, and more.

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NEA’s ‘Art of Reopening’ Collects Arts Orgs’ Best Practices by American Theatre Editors

From a survey of successful efforts, the endowment outlines recommendations for creating and sharing (mostly) live art during the pandemic.

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‘Fefu’ and Her Pleasures by American Theatre Editors

How Fornés's landmark play can teach us to imagine different ways of living, fighting, and making theatre.

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What Stacey Abrams Can Teach Us About Changing Our Theatres by American Theatre Editors

She used her anger at a system that betrayed its ideals as fuel to organize against it. We can and should do the same.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

A ‘Capsule’ of a Tense Year, Captured on Film by American Theatre Editors

Theatre artists Whitney White and Peter Mark Kendall made a show for Under the Radar that tests the bounds of their form, and of their friendship.

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Earth Angel: 2 Colleagues Remember Rebecca Luker by American Theatre Editors

A close friend and a fellow performer remember her disarming presence, humor, and determination.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Encore Monthly Looks Forward to Theatre of the ’20s by American Theatre Editors

A new print monthly---yes, you read that right---is positioning itself to cover the field as it reemerges in coming years.

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Boards Are Broken, So Let’s Break and Remake Them by American Theatre Editors

Nonprofit theatre boards are unrepresentative, out of touch, and more often oppressive than supportive. We can and must do this better.

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Monday, January 4, 2021

Theatrical Outfit Announces Unexpected Play Fest, New Associate AD by American Theatre Editors

Dramaturg, playwright, and director Addae Moon has joined the Atlanta company.

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Wolf at the Door: How Musicals Helped Me Live the Size of My Feelings by American Theatre Editors

How the queerness of fairy tales and musicals, once coded and now more open, has always spoken---and sung---directly to me.

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Monday, December 28, 2020

A Theatre of Circumstance, or, From Stuck to Strength by American Theatre Editors

Looking toward a post-COVID horizon, we must plan for adjustment, redefinition, and a new kind of relevance.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Student Plays Say #ENOUGH to Gun Violence by American Theatre Editors

Nationwide readings on the scourge of guns brought pandemic-isolated theatre folks together for a common cause---and the momentum may continue.

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Ann Reinking, Vaudevillian From the Heavens by American Theatre Editors

Though she seemed more than mere mortal, her life was defined by human connection.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Drewcella Davis Named 2020-22 Apothetae & Lark Playwriting Fellow by American Theatre Editors

Finalists for the two-year residency include Nikki Brake-Sillá and A.A. Brenner.

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African American Arts Alliance Receives Salary Support by American Theatre Editors

The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and the Walder Foundation have awarded AAAA funds to support an executive director.

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Chicago’s Collaboraction Launches Mental Health PSA Effort by American Theatre Editors

While theatres remain dark, the company has started Call Time to advocate for mental wellness support for theatre workers.

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Noé Yaocoatl Montoya: Music, Acting, and Activism in Perfect Harmony by American Theatre Editors

The Bay Area theatre community mourns the loss of the the actor, maestro, and longtime member of El Teatro Campesino.

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The Subtext: Gwydion Suilebhan’s Homecoming by American Theatre Editors

This month Brian talks to the playwright/poet/marketer who's the driving force behind the New Play Exchange.

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Let’s Be Real: These Programs Won’t End Racism at Your Theatre by American Theatre Editors

Ending white supremacy at your institution requires an organization-wide commitment to change in both culture and policy.

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Theater Latté Da Announces the Ghostlight Series by American Theatre Editors

The Minneapolis company will present five virtual cabarets in 2021.

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The Legacy Playwrights Initiative Announces Inaugural Winners by American Theatre Editors

The first recipients are Ed Bullins, Constance Congdon, and Philip Kan Gotanda.

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Learning As I Go by American Theatre Editors

As I say goodbye to my editorial home, I'd like to share some of the lessons I learned over the past (almost) 6 years.

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What Can Still Be Taught During COVID: Bodies, Voices, Dramaturgy by American Theatre Editors

Deprived of regular, full-face in-person interaction, high school theatre students at Interlochen Center for the Arts have expanded other creative capacities.

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Playwright James Still Wins Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award by American Theatre Editors

Still was recognized for his series of plays 'The Jack Plays.'

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This Year’s Steinberg Playwright Award: 20 Playwrights Rather Than 1 by American Theatre Editors

This year the annual award will be given to 20 playwrights in an effort to meet the immediate needs of writers.

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Announces 2021 Summer Season by American Theatre Editors

Shakespeare and James Ijames plays are on the slate for its final summer before a move to a new home.

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Now Is the Winter of Our Online Content by American Theatre Editors

Plenty of Scrooge is on offer from the nation's theatres, as well as Dorothy Gale, Richard III, Satchmo, and more.

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New Rep Announces Departure of AD Michael J. Bobbitt by American Theatre Editors

Bobbitt will assume the role of executive director for Mass Cultural Council on Feb. 1, 2021.

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes