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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Teaching Children Shakespeare by Laura Axelrod

"Kids want power. The word they hear the most is, 'No.' What they get when working on a Shakespearean play is a big, 'Yes' and they are empowered."

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 01:07PM
Friday, January 16, 2015

Is Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Transphobic? by Laura Axelrod

A Mount Holyoke theater group discontinues play because they say it offers a narrow view of gender, race and class.

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 07:47PM
Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Marbury Portfolio: Patricia Milton by Laura Axelrod

"I came to playwriting later in life, so I would tell my younger self to start playwriting sooner!"

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 06:43PM
Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Abortionist’s Daughter: Women on Broadway in the 1910s by Laura Axelrod

Elisa DeCarlo's new novel explores feminism as seen through the eyes of a young actress on Broadway.

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 08:50PM
Thursday, September 18, 2014

How Many Women Work Off-Broadway? by Laura Axelrod

The League of Professional Theatre Women has released the results of a new study that counts 13 employment categories.

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 01:43PM
Monday, July 28, 2014

Igniting Interest in Historic Plays by Women by Laura Axelrod

A new initiative by History Matters/Back to the Future

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 03:43PM
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Reply to ‘For Women Playwrights, Did 50-50 in 2020 Fail?’ by Laura Axelrod

I’m not a member of the Kilroys, but I’m going to attempt to answer these questions.

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:36PM
Thursday, June 12, 2014

An Open Letter to Audra McDonald and Time’s Belinda Luscombe by Laura Axelrod

No reason to apologize for the Tony Award speech

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 03:20PM
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Uncomfortable in the Audience by Laura Axelrod

Tell us about the times you've physically suffered through performances.

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 04:56PM
Friday, May 2, 2014

Learning from Lou Volpe in ‘Drama High’ by Laura Axelrod

How did this drama teacher achieve success? Dismissing it solely as the luck and genius of one man is a mistake.

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 07:44PM
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Online Test: Casting Assumptions by Laura Axelrod

Is your first thought your best when it comes to diversity?

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 06:37PM
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Is Your Theater a Community or a Clique? by Laura Axelrod

In the theater, many cliques masquerade as communities.

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 10:37PM
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Celebwrights: The Curious Cases of Braff, Kazan, and Peet by Laura Axelrod

They've got everything you don't - except a fabulous play.

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 11:13AM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

“HackPolitik” Brings Anonymous to the Ballet by Laura Axelrod

Cyber activism, gender identity and online personas meet ballet onstage.

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:05PM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Whole Backstage and Nothing But by Laura Axelrod

How a small Alabama community formed a lively theater out of tragedy.

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 12:39PM
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

American Actors in London by Laura Axelrod

Expats from Alaska give advice on finding a way to the U.K.

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 10:42AM
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Turning a Woman Into a Tree Onstage by Laura Axelrod

"We did a bit of theatrical magic to make that happen in a small space."

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 09:55AM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Who’s Afraid of the F Word: “Feminism”? by Laura Axelrod

A playwright/Presbyterian pastor takes on Beliefnet.

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 12:10PM
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bringing ‘Bikeman’ and 9/11 to the Stage by Laura Axelrod

Former CBS News writer's first-hand account of September 11th becomes a NYC theatrical production.

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 10:49AM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Notes on Becoming an Independent Theater Artist by Laura Axelrod

Part II of an interview with Scott Walters.

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 11:35AM
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Scott Walters on the Importance of Rural Theater by Laura Axelrod

Should cities share their arts funding with rural areas?

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 11:40AM
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Calling Out a Problem: Sexual Harassment & Theater by Laura Axelrod

Maybe it’s time for theater to do something about it.

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 07:47PM
Thursday, December 6, 2012

Gender Inequality and Nudity in Theater by Laura Axelrod

It's how you dress--or undress--for the part.

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 01:16PM
Saturday, November 24, 2012

Nudity and Community Theater by Laura Axelrod

Controversial themes can bring unpredictable reactions from audiences

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 01:24PM
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Republican Theater Festival: An Interview with Cara Blouin by Laura Axelrod

The founder talks about conservative plays and liberalism in theater.

SOURCE: Clyde Fitch Report at 05:51PM
Saturday, January 21, 2012

#2femt: Can Women Write Good Plays? by Laura Axelrod

I’m 22 years old, a student at NYU’s Dramatic Writing Program. I’m sitting in a coffee shop, surrounded by friends. The topic of conversation is how a teacher admitted that he couldn�…

SOURCE: 2AMT at 04:00PM

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Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
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Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
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Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards