AMERICAN THEATRE Features Calendar

At AMERICAN THEATRE, we've long published a few regular issues:
• October's Annual Season Preview
• January Approaches to Theatre Training
• May/June International Issue
• July/August: Design & Technology

 



NOVEMBER 2019: WINDY CITY WORLD


In the realm of showbiz clichés, CHICAGO seems to have accumulated an outsized share of pre-conceived notions: Why, it’s that storefront theatre town rife with muscular kitchen-sink realism and fearless improv, with a chip on its broad shoulder about the presumptive stage primacy of New York and a strain of hometown pride unique among American theatre cities.


There are kernels of truth at the bottom of these tropes, but they’re in dire need of an update: Yes, Chicago theatre has indisputably been defined by an ensemble ethic, and yes, it does inspire fierce internal loyalty (and a commensurate degree of territorial in-fighting). But many of its stage artists and audiences long ago moved beyond the purported macho naturalism and insularity of its founding mythology—even at the theatres, like Steppenwolf, that helped create it. This special issue will take a fresh look at what has made Chicago Chicago, and why in 2019 it arguably remains the most vibrant theatre city in the U.S.


Also in this issue:


 • Matthew Lopez’s grand Inheritance;

 • Theatres' active-shooter policies; 

 • Mary Louise Parker


Reservation deadline: September 16; art due September 25 (with wiggle room)


 

DECEMBER 2019: THE WISDOM OF THE ELDERS

Role Call of experienced artists and leaders who have done and learned much, and have much to teach the field.


Plus a full-length playscript TBA


 

JANUARY 2020: Spotlight on PLAYWRITING TRAINING.

 

FEBRUARY 2020: CLIMATE CHANGE

We’ll look at this as both the theme of new work, and as an urgent social-practice issue for theatres and theatre workers.


Plus a full-length playscript TBA


 

MARCH 2020: THE FIRST 20 YEARS

Now that we’re two decades into the new century, which plays have had the most impact and influence?

 

APRIL 2020: OFF-BROADWAY

Focus on this closely related community; a place where so many new plays are bred and developed, some of them on their way to Broadway, almost all of them out to the rest of the U.S. - even without the stamp of Broadway. We’ll explore how Off-Broadway theatres have (and have not) diversified their programming over the last decade, and the distance still to go on that front.


Plus a full-length playscript TBA


 

MAY/JUNE 2020: PHOENIX, AZ

A profile of our 2020 conference city. 



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