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How One Theatre Is Mobilizing Theatre To Protect Public Lands

In addition to mobilizing civic engagement at a grassroots level, the plays also act as an indelible record of the largest loss to public lands our country has ever seen. They document a community’s unique history and culture at a particularly urgent moment in that community’s journey. Because they are based on true stories, the plays are marked by an authenticity of character and voice, and a sometimes-disarming honesty. They are very real and very accessible, and have the rare power to touch people on a deeply personal level, galvanizing communities to take action.

Broadway Roulette: You Can Get Cheap Advance Tickets To A Show, But They Won’t Tell You Which One

Liz Durand Streisand’s online platform — which is, in fact, called Broadway Roulette — is basically the Hotwire of theatre: producers, like airlines, may be willing to release discount tickets in order to sell seats, but they don’t want the whole world to know that they’re resorting to cutting prices. So the customer will specify a date and order tickets, but the actual show will be a surprise.

It’s 50 Years Since Theatre Censorship Was Ended In Britain. Here’s What It Was Like Before

The job of policing the morals and decorum of play scripts had been centered in the Lord Chamberlain’s office since 1737, but by the 20th century postwar period, a new generation of playwrights had had enough. Nick Smurthwaite looks at what theatremakers had to go through before 1968 and at the artists who campaigned to change it.