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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Live theater is waiting in the wings, and St. Louis companies are hopeful for 2021 by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

Rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has artists "cautiously optimistic" about return of live stage productions in 2021.

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Costume designer creates a mask that helps singers, instrumentalists get back to work by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

Robin L. McGee, who has worked on Muny shows, is project manager for the Broadway Relief Project in New York.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Caroling group brings virtual greetings with holiday telegrams during pandemic by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

St. Louis Christmas Carols Association offers “caroling telegrams,” short music videos featuring local singers.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020
Friday, November 6, 2020

Tennessee Williams Festival translates 'Glass Menagerie' for radio by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

Celebrated drama is a highlight of fifth annual Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis.

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Live theater returns: Midnight Company brings one-man show to the stage by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

Production of "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll" will observe pandemic safety measures.

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Regina Taylor, award-winning actor-playwright, partners with the Rep for 3-year residency by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

Work as artist-in-residence will include writing, collaborating with staff and connecting with the St. Louis community.

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Backstage artists find a spotlight helping to keep theaters — and themselves — afloat during pandemic by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

The pandemic has forced live theater to take a long intermission, which is disrupting the lives of actors as well as artists behind the scenes.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Who wouldn't want to hang with Jon Hamm or Sterling K. Brown? Here's your chance by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

Donors to Small Professional Theatre Sustainment Fund could win a chance to chat virtually with St. Louis stars.

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For theater during pandemic, Zoom is the room where it happens. But will it stick around? by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

Do virtual productions have a future once COVID-19 is a thing of the past? Or will artists be only too happy to refocus their energies on the stage?

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Q&A: Metro Theater Company presents a virtual 'After Dark' fundraising gala by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

Company that produces work for young audiences also presented "Early Days," inspired by personal accounts of pandemic.

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Q&A: Black Rep's 'Front Porch Society' balances triumph and tragedy by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

The Black Rep presents virtual reading of play set during a presidential election.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Q&A: Annual COCAcabana fundraiser moves online, and it's free to join in by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

Tonina and the Knuckles are headliners for the event, which will also feature an auction and raffles, along with performances by the COCA student companies COCAdance and COCA Hip Hop Crew.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Q&A: Pandemic brings out theater community’s ‘resilience and resourcefulness,' Jennifer Theby-Quinn says by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

If things were different, she would be starring in a one-person play opening this weekend: Gary Owen's "Iphigenia in Splott," which reworks a Greek myth.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Q&A: The Rep serves up a satirical feast with 'The Thanksgiving Play' by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

Studio theater production focuses on theater artists struggling to create a politically correct holiday show.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

A couple of actors pursue 'A Life in the Theater' by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

St. Louis Actors' Studio presents early David Mamet play.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Friday, October 18, 2019

Q&A: In 'The Lifespan of a Fact,' a writer and editor clash by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

Should the truth be allowed to get in the way of telling a good story?

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Thursday, September 26, 2019
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Q&A: Theater collaboration gives 'Antigone' a timely update by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

SATE and ERA collaborate on new version of Greek classic.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Q&A: Young Mattea Conforti puts her mind to 'Matilda' by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

The Muny presents musical about girl with psychokinetic abilities.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

'Indecent,' a timely tale of long ago, strikes a chord with audiences by Calvin Wilson | Post-Dispatch Theater Critic

Playwright Paula Vogel was inspired by a controversial theater production.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

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