October 2008


Blow Me Up, Lay Me Down

By Sarah Hart

Sheila Callaghan writes plays with one finger on the fast-forward button

No Place Like Home

By Alexis Greene

Quiara Alegría Hudes tells a Philadelphia story all her own


Let the Games Begin

By Mark Blankenship

Itamar Moses's textual acrobatics take aim at the unsayable

The Season’s Top 10

Doubt and The Santaland Diaries are the most-produced plays of 2008-09. Plus, get Top 10 lists for previous seasons.

From the Executive Director

How Theatre Saved America, Part 2

Editor’s Note

from Jim O'Quinn

IN PRINT for October 2008

Flight Plan for Success
Business-management guru Jim Collins has some eye-opening ideas about how to take a theatre organization from good to great
An interview by Teresa Eyring

Season Preview 2008-09
Production schedules from coast to coast
Plus, the seasons top 10 plays, and theatre professionals across the country tell us what gets their vote as the most exciting work of the new season

PLUS - Articles by and about Krista Apple, Misha Berson, Carrie Fisher, Brett Jaspers, Getrude Hadley Jeannette, Eric R. Pfeffinger, James Still, the Talking Band, Robert Viagas and Emily Clare Zempel.