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Theatre is about place as much as it is about time, and throughout the ages it’s been staged in arenas and basements, stadiums and jewel-box theatres. Where does theatre live in the U.S., who builds it—and for what audience? This issue will survey the case studies of a variety theatre buildings, from new constructions to radical restorations, and all kinds in between. And, it will feature a wide-ranging essay by theatre consultant Joshua Dachs on the many shapes theatres have taken along the vibrating continuum between nature and artifice.
Full-Length Playscript: Jen Silverman’s The MoorsProduced at Yale, and the Playwright’s Realm in New York The Moors was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Jen is also a short-story writer and novelist. Her other plays include Phoebe in Winter, The Roommate, and the upcoming All the Roads Home.
• A deep dive into Rude Mechs’ process of devising and creating their 27th show, Perverse Results: Not Every Mountain, their final original piece at the Off Center in Austin; • A report from Moscow’s Golden Mask Festival; • And a check-in on downtown NYC’s stalwart Mabou Mines
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Reservation Deadline: May 15 Art due May 22
SEPTEMBER 2017 – Documentary Theatre + Full-Length Playscript
OCTOBER 2017 – Annual SEASON PREVIEW Issue: The Art of Season Planning
NOVEMBER 2017 – Theatre Of Protest
DECEMBER 2017 – Faith Onstage + Full-Length Playscript
JANUARY 2018 – Annual APPROACHES TO THEATRE TRAINING
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STAR TURNS Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon trade off in tackling Lillian Hellman’s thorny classic The Little Foxes
THE PLAY MAKERS Is drama dying on Broadway? Not if these writers (and some enterprising nonprofits) can help it
3 MUSICALS’ JOURNEY from resident theatres to NYC
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JOURNEY TO THE EAST: The State of Chinese Theatre
CHINA’S THEATRE BUBBLE Most stage works don’t attract mass audiences or enjoy long runs—but there can be strength in the shadows
THE SOUND OF MUSICALS Japan and Korea have embraced and nurtured Western-style musicals. Can China be far behind?
AN AESTHETIC IN PROGRESS How writer/director Stan Lai improvised a new theatre from old forms
ANTECEDENTS HowlRound’s Michael Lueger speaks with Chinese theatre scholar Siyuan Liu
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