Category Archives: theatre

A Boom In Indigenous Theatre

“We’re experiencing a Native arts revival right now,” said Alaska Native playwright Vera Starbard, whose autobiographical advocacy play Our Voices Will be Heard was performed in Juneau, Anchorage, Hoonah, and Fairbanks. “There was one in the ’70s, and we’re right in the middle of a pretty exciting one now.”

This Production Of ‘Julius Caesar’ Needs Stage Managers Versed In Crowd Control – For The Audience

Nicholas Hytner’s staging for the Bridge Theatre in London (starring Ben Whishaw and David Morrissey) takes place on a series of platforms right in the middle of the audience, and the ticket-holders standing in the pit at the center of it all play the mob. Fergus Morgan talks to the stage managers about how they […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda And Ben Platt Create Mashup To Support “March For Our Live” Gun Protest

The peripatetic Lin-Manuel Miranda, he of a little show called “Hamilton,” and Ben Platt, erstwhile Tony-winning star of the hit musical “Dear Evan Hansen,” have teamed up for a three-minute performance that combines the first show’s “The Story of Tonight” with the latter’s “You Will Be Found.” The fusion, created by Alex Lacamoire — who […]

In Pennsylvania, A High School Decides Its Stagehands Don’t Need To Have ‘Blackened Faces’ During Shows

You call it ‘blackened faces,’ the parent who pointed it out was concerned that it looks more like ‘blackface’ – perhaps it’s time, Bethel Park High School, near Pittsburgh, to call the whole thing off, or at least replace that practice with black ski masks. (Note: This article uncritically says that blackening stagehand faces is […]