Hard power, soft logic

Or, "So you want to trade the arts for things that go BOOM!"

Poetry of the Real

Gadfly’s show tells of homeless youth and how to get involved in helping them.

Connection Beneath The Sea & The Stars

A reading of Harrison David Rivers’ new karaoke-infused play warms a Tuesday night

Scene 42: Two Drinks

A different type of double show day.

The art of participation

Through analysis and experience, Camille LeFevre distills the essence of audience participation outside the black box into a quick study guide for audiences.

Today’s cover: Art for social change: what change are you looking for?

The first of five conversations at Phoenix Theater got people talking about the role of artists in politics and social change.



Shakespeare’s great tragedy explores the darkest corners of the human heart as the ambitious Macbeth schemes and murders his way to the …


The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin

By Jessica Huang
Directed by Mei Ann Teo

March 18–April 9, 2017

A haunting, poetic journey of secrets, identity and …


Puppet Lab 2017

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is excited to announce the 2017 Puppet Lab performances, featuring brand new experimental …


Goodbye Cruel World

Penniless and jobless, Semyon makes an offhand remark about dying following a marital spat over leftovers. Soon half the town thinks he has …


The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence

Four Watsons: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became …

Twitter for theater people

"Developing a Twitter strategy" may sound antithetical to art, but it's becoming essential for theater professionals.

Social media for theaters: Facebook

Facebook can be a terrific tool for promoting your theater, but its very popularity can work against it. Here are some tips and tricks for making Facebook work for you.

Five tax mistakes actors make

Actor, author and accounting expert Mark Bradley wants to help his fellow thespians avoid audits and maybe even get a few bucks back this tax season.

Don't break copyright law

Copyright law protects an artist's right to get paid, explains this law student. Violating it is both rude and a federal crime. Read on.

How to make your script impossible to understand

Bunny Sparber offers five suggestions for people who don't want their play to be understood.

How to be a bad director

Directors have power in the performing arts yet, let's face it, it isn't always clear what they're doing. For audience, critics, actors, and playwrights alike, Isaac Butler has made a quick guide to identifying that horrible director (and, by contrast, the good ones).




Techs + Designers

“"The First Theatrical Landmark of the Trump Era" Lynn Nottage’s play “Sweat” is a tough yet empathetic portrait of the America that came undone.”

— Micheal Shulman

Caricature of the vicious circle by Al Hirschfeld

The Algonquin Round Table Pt. 2

The Importance of Theatre Icons Issue #2

By Steven LaVigne

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