American Theatre

American Theatre is a magazine containing news, features and opinions on American and international theatre. Published six times a year by the Theatre Communications Group, this periodical was founded in 1984.Subjects for American Theatre include drama and theatre. Nicole Estvanik Taylor is the Managing Editor and Jim O' Quinn is the Editor-in-Chief.

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 3, March

12 Playwrights and Theatres Receive 2000 NEA/TCG Residency Grant
Twelve playwrights and theatres have been selected for the 2000 NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights, developed and administered by TCG in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), with additional support from Vivendi...
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Awards & Prizes
On the heels of his recent appointment to the faculty of University of Washington's School of Drama, Jan Jory--former artistic director of Actors Theatre of Louisville--has been inducted into New York's Theater Hall of Fame. Jory was joined by fellow...
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Divide and Conquer
Target Margin's Tamburlaine festival lets artists--and audiences--assault a classic If you gave the thumbs-down to the Blair Witch follow-up, if Speed 2 seemed to you a tad sluggish--you might try blaming the whole sequel phenomenon on Christopher...
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Elements of Style
Classical meets modern in STEPHEN WADSWORTH's collaboration's with the quick and the dead "It is style that makes us believe in a thing-nothing but style," opined Oscar Wilde. And whether it comes to a tragedy by Aeschylus, an opera by Wagner or...
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Entrances & Exits
After more than 15 years at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Michael Bigelow Dixon will become the new literary manager at Minneapolis's Guthrie Theater, a job he begins in April. During his tenure as ATL's literary manager, Dixon developed the Classics...
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Here's to Our Health
Those of you who read the New York Times (and not just the Sunday edition) may have seen Bruce Weber's wonderful piece last November on the nor-for-profit theatre movement. It was supportive and positive without being false boosterism. It demonstrated...
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Jason Robards: 1922-2000
The following remarks are excerpted from a speech delivered by Arthur Gelb on the occasion of the first annual Monte Cristo Award for "distinguished artistic achievement in the spirit of Eugene O'Neill's pursuit of excellence." The award was presented...
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Mother Knows Best
at last, the Oedipus myth with a feminist slant! Jocasta, the love interest in Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, has stepped out of the mythological shadows and taken center stage in Sandra Perlman's Jocasta, premiering this month at the Cleveland Play House....
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Mouse Meets Faust
Hell hath no fury like a playwright scorned. In Synergy, the pungent new black comedy that runs through March 4 at Houston's Alley Theatre, Keith Reddin savages the Disney Corporation's sleek, pro-family-values ethos and exposes it as a den of soulless...
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Sara Garonzik DIVING IN
Handling the occasional catastrophe is just one of her signature talents My interview with Philadelphia Theatre Company's producing artistic director Sara Garonzik was complete, but we lingered in the restaurant, trying to avoid a torrential rain....
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The CLOISTER & the HEARTH
For 52 years, NEW DRAMATISTS has been providing playwrights with a refuge and a home IF YOU SHOULD HAPPEN BY THE converted mission church New York's West 44th Street, you probably won't recognize it as one of the city's longest-lived and most beloved...
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To Have and Have Not
IN A COMMERCIAL SOCIETY, ARTISTS MUST CLAIM THEIR OWN LANGUAGE, THEIR OWN VALUES, THEIR OWN SPACE What happens when artists sit at the table with administrators and their efforts to articulate human and artistic concerns are overwhelmed by the language...
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Truth & Beauty
BY PING CHONG WITH MICHAEL ROHD AND JEFFREY ROSE ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT Ping Chong received the 2000 OBIE Award for Sustained Achievement. He is also the recipient of another OBIE, two Bessie Awards, six National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships,...
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Twenty QUESTIONS
MAC WELLMAN's play Description Beggared, or the Allegory of Whiteness runs at Actors Theatre of Louisville through April 7. His new music-theatre piece Jennie Richee, about the outsider artist Henry Darger, will play at New York's Kitchen April 6--14....
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What a Long Strange Trip It's Been
Long before opium was an Yves 7 Saint Laurent perfume, it was Samuel Taylor Coleridge's personal muse of fire. It was while drugged on the substance, prescribed as a painkiller for dysentery, that the poet wrote his 1797 masterpiece "Kubla Khan," one...
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