April 2014

American Theatre April 2014 Cover

From the Executive Director

Theatre Is the Common Core

Editor's Note

By Jim O'Quinn


Try to Remember
By Suzy Evans


Alex Timbers's Excellent Adventure

By Erik Haagensen

As the downtown darling becomes an uptown heavyweight, can he keep the music going?

My Lyrics Ain't Broken

By Rob Weinert-Kendt

Lynn Ahrens made sure her Rocky lyrics didn't get lost in translation

The Age Advantage

By Eliza Bent

Senior theatre is forging ahead in unexpected and adventurous directions

Senior Theatre Resources

Compiled by Nick Reichert

Accords with History

By Lonnie Firestone

Journalist-turned-playwright Lawrence Wright dramatizes an historic Middle East agreement—indeed, one of the only ones—in Camp David

A Novel Connection

By Misha Berson

Seattle's Book-It Rep has a symbiotic relationship with the Northwest scribes in its own backyard

Gathering Moss

Moderated by Rob Weinert-Kendt

Three stage artists tackle the legacy of a great American theatre auteur


Moderated by Eliza Bent

The magazine turns 30 and our staff reminisces

Philip Seymour Hoffman: 1967-2014

By David Bar Katz

He was an unforgiving truth machine with a deep, unstoppable laugh

The First-Timer

By Suzy Evans

An interview with The Library playwright Scott Z. Burns

The Mentor and the Mensch

By Alfred Uhry

An interview with Bad Jews playwright Joshua Harmon

IN PRINT for April 2014

Yellow Face at Theater J; Martha Clarke directs Threepenny Opera; festivals fete James Baldwin, Derek Jarman; Young Jean Lee takes on Straight White Men; Paula Vogel reimagines Don Juan

April 2014 Collage