In her opinion article, playwright Lynn Nottage talks about her frustrations with Broadway’s lack of women and people of color playwrights, bookwriters/composers, and lyricists. Read the article here.
This article from lighting designer Andrew Griffin is in response to Philly theatre artist Charlotte Ford’s interview, which we discussed on 5/26/14. In his article, Griffin talks about how artists devalue each other by accepting less money for hard, time-consuming work. Read the article here.
In this interview with Charlotte Ford, a Philadelphia theatre artist, she talks about her struggles to survive in the city on her art alone and the sacrifices she has had to make in order to survive and have a family. Read her interview here.
Director and professor Tlaloc Rivas talks about how no one from any English-language paper reviewed a show, Mariela en el Desierto, he directed at Aurora Theatre Company in Atlanta, GA. He explains how essential it is for works by Latino/as to be recognized and reviewed. Read the article here.
This Boston Globe by Ellen Ishkanian article talks about the controversy surrounding Newton North High School’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Read the article to find out how students, parents, and administration responded to the outcry regarding the show’s racial stereotypes of Asian Americans.
In this Boston Globe article by Don Aucoin, he highlights the issues surrounding producing plays that come from “problematic source material, as in the case of Thoroughly Modern Millie, and says that one of the underlying issues is that older plays haven’t caught up to our increasing diversity. He also highlights our production of Neighbors by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins for using stereotypes to show the racial assumptions we still make in today’s world. Read the article here.
This column from the Boston Globe talks about high schools feeling fearful of producing certain plays due to content. Read the column here.
In this editorial also from the Boston Globe, the writer talks about how producing controversial plays can prove educational to students. Read the opinion piece here.
In this article, arts administrator and producer Howard Sherman explains his problems with Philadelphia’s Inquirer critic Toby Zinman’s review of Water by the Spoonful at the Arden Theatre Company. Read the article here.