Tag Archives: American Theatre

What Lies Beneath: The Truth About Unconscious Bias

American Theatre, gender bias

AMERICAN THEATRE – Do men write better plays than women? We think we know that’s not true. So why does the disparity persist?  What is the truth about unconscious bias?  http://bit.ly/1LLF0Sg

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Keep Your Hands Off of My Kimono, White People

minority culture, The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan

AMERICAN THEATRE: On Monday, the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players announced they would mount a production of The Mikado at the NYU Skirball Center next January with an almost all-white cast, using Japanese backdrops, props, clothing, and wigs. Following playwright Leah Nanako Winkler’s perceptive blog post about the show, the hashtag #saynotoMikado was created. It was only last year that Seattle’s Gilbert & Sullivan ...

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The Top 10 Most-Produced Plays of the 2015–16 Season

Discraced, top 10 most produced plays, American Theatre

AMERICAN THEATRE: Each fall, American Theatre compiles its Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights lists, providing a snapshot of the most popular names and plays planned for the coming season in the U.S. This year’s seasonal bounty encompasses more than 2,159 productions between Sept. 1, 2015 and Aug. 31, 2016.  Ayad Akhtar’s ‘Disgraced,’ a new entry, tops the list, alongside other new entries and some ...

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The Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights of the 2015–16 Season

top 10 most produced plays, playwright

AMERICAN THEATRE: You’ve seen (and maybe argued about) our Top 10 Most-Produced Plays list. Now let the debate begin over the most-produced playwrights in the country; goodness knows we’ve wanted to shout these names from the rooftop in the past few weeks. This year’s top playwright won a Pulitzer for his first play (and we published it). http://bit.ly/1KoT6bh

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Re: the “Re” in Theatre

American Theatre:  Why do we spell it ‘theatre’? As with many questions of language, there’s a simple answer but not a ‘right’ one.  http://bit.ly/1Jt3EGd

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Caption Contest: The 99-Seat Debate Edition

AMERICAN THEATRE: Every month, American Theatre wants YOUR input. We post up a new cartoon and you, readers, are invited to write a caption to it. This month caption this image and win a copy of Young Jean Lee’s new play. http://bit.ly/1MfTgrp

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Pay Your Money, Take Your Chances

Pay your money! Is This Any Way to Run a Theatre Review Site? This year, Bitter Lemons’ annual critic’s panel wasn’t a discussion of the state of L.A. theatre criticism so much as a defense of the website’s controversial pay-for-review policy.  It’s a through-the-looking-glass reversal of long-accepted journalistic traditions. http://bit.ly/1FxqSsi

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