COMING IN MAY/JUNE 2017
ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL ISSUE
Focus: Chinese Theatre
The history of performance in China is inextricably linked to “opera.” What American’s think of as “spoken drama” is only about a century old on Chinese stages, which is comparatively young for a culture with ancient roots. So, we ask the questions:
- What is the current state of expression on stages in Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, and Hong Kong?
- Who are theatre’s tastemakers, and what traditions are they continuing or challenging?
- What is theatre’s impact and relevance to people in the world’s largest economy?
Leading voices from China will provide answers in this special international issue, American Theatre’s first to focus exclusively on East Asia.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:
- New Stage in Jackson, MS stages a fact-based drama of unlikely racial reconciliation:
Mark St. Germain’s The Best of Enemies;
- Will Davis takes Chicago’s American Theater Company into uncharted territory;
- Nambi E. Kelley adapts Toni Morrison’s Jazz for Center Stage in Baltimore and;
- Kirsten Childs returns with the Western-flavored musical Bella: An American Tall Tale.
Reservation Deadline: March 15 Art due March 22
JULY/AUGUST: THEATRE DESIGN
Theatre Design! (Evolution of stages)
Rude Mechs, Perverse Results (Austin, begins performances 3/31)
SEPTEMBER: DOCUMENTARY THEATRE
Blitzen Trapper musical Wild and Reckless at Portland Center Stage
Theatres (like NYC’s the Farm) developing plays in college settings
Maine's Penobscot dealing with snow closures
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