March 2013 FEATURED CONTENT

Letts, Baker, Guirgis Lead Steppenwolf Theatre Company 2015--16 Season
The Chicago company's 40th season will contain a world premiere by Tracy Letts and a new adaptation of John Steinbeck's 'East of Eden.'
Tena Štivicić Wins the 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
The Croatian playwright has won the biggest and oldest prize for female playwrights.
When the Art in a Museum Is Live
Boundary-busting troupes like the Civilians, Pig Iron and Native Voices have staged plays in partnership with---and in counterpoint to---the art on the walls.
The Kennedy Center Announces 2015--16 Season
Juliette Binoche as Antigone, a Brazilian 'Oliver Twist' by Karen Zacarias and a women's voices festival anchor the Kennedy Center's theatrical season.
Strawdog Travels '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'
How do you adapt an underwater epic for the stage? Very carefully, say adaptors Ann Sonneville and Clint Sheffer.
Beth Henley Takes a 'Laugh' Break
After penning a dark, intense family drama, the Mississippi-born playwright started watching old silent comedies. The result: a frothy, flowery farce.
Set and Costume Designer David Zinn Goes Big, Keeps It Real
Whether working downtown at Target Margin, uptown on Broadway or out of state on an opera, Zinn wrestles with space and beautifies the awkward.
Editor's Note for March 2015
Plays outside the theatre walls are the focus of our two main features; plays outside other theatrical traditions are the subjects of others.
The Gamm's Season 31 Offers a Range of Classic and Contemporary Plays
A political satire by George Brant and a drama by Andrew Case about police brutality highlight a season that also includes Williams, Shakespeare and McDonagh.
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate in 'The Good Book'
After taking on Homer with 'An Iliad,' Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare tackle the Bible for Chicago's Court Theater---and find that the Scriptures can give as good as they get.