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. 14, No. 9, November

As Far as He Could Go
Much has been made about Gross Indecency's structure, its use of books - actually the reference materials that you used in researching the play - as props. How did that idea evolve? I was interested in questions of how one reconstructs history and historical...
Business Is Business
An outspoken playwright has some tough-guy advice for actors about the perils of the quest for success. The prospectors of the Old West were in the mining business whether they knew it or not because they enjoyed the life outdoors. None of us is going...
Luis Alfaro
By the time I catch up with Luis Alfaro for a lunchtime interview, the playwright, community activist and recently named MacArthur "genius award" fellow has already had a full day. Since six a.m., when he strolled outside and discovered his birdbath...
NEA/TCG Career Development Recipients Named
Twelve early-career artists have been selected for the NEA/TCG Career Development Programs for Directors and Designers under the cooperative program administered by TCG for the National Endowment for the Arts. The 1997-98 director recipients are Timothy...
NEA Wins Vote, Loses Alexander
After months of nail-biting, contentious debate and parliamentary maneuvering, a House-Senate conference agreed on Sept. 30 to preserve the National Endowment for the Arts at virtually the same level as the latest fiscal year ($98 million, down $1.5...
Stand Back, Johannesburg
In the new South Africa, a talkshow diva-in-drag casts a long political shadow Nelson Mandela doesn't have a lot of spare time, but he made room in his schedule last year to appear on a South African television talk show hosted by a balding middle aged...
Subscribe Now Author Looks Back at a Revolution
My Subscribe Now.! - long the bible of trustees, administrators and marketers in all the arts disciplines, in use in 31 countries and entering its 10th printing - celebrates its 20th birthday this month. The book originally came about in 1977 because...
Sundance Puts a New Foot Forward
Almost anything goes at the Utah Institute's lab for theatre development There is something Olympian about Utah's Sundance Resort. It's not just the altitude, 6,500 feet above sea level, or the striations of the surrounding Wasatch Mountains, where...
The Rise and Fall of a Rock and Roll Richelieu
I'm sorry about many things I did," says the character from his hospital bed. "You reach a point where you don't hate anyone. You love everyone. Honestly." Wait a minute. Is this Lee Atwater? The controversial former campaign manager for Ronald Reagan...
Tomatoes and Their Consequences
I wanted to be decorous, but I couldn't quite figure out how to show formal gratitude - in randy, unbuttoned Amsterdam, in newly-budding spring. Still, as an American invited to cover the 50th Holland Festival, a thank you was in order. Henry Kol, consul...