For the last eleven years, Prelude, a free series at CUNY Graduate Center, has been introducing New York artists and audiences to the upcoming season as well as fostering scholarly and artistic exchange. This year, Prelude will be curated by four women working in New York's performance world: Chloe Bass, Sarah Rose Leonard, Allison Lyman, and Jackie Sibblies Drury. The festival runs from October 8 to 10; all events are free.
Recollecting HavelIn November 2012, Theater 61 Press released The Havel Collection, fresh translations of the dramas of the Czech playwright, dissident, and politician Václav Havel. The collection features many of Havel's best-known plays, along with several that have not yet been translated into English or published in the United States.
Theater's Associate Editor Anne Erbe on Ann Liv Young's solo performance piece Cinderella and the ethics of audience provocation.
Theater magazine Contributing Editor Alisa Solomon weighs in on the debate surrounding the Mike Daisey/This American Life controversy. Read her take on "L'Affaire Daisey" for The Nation here:
What would it mean to create theater as fresh and local as ripe vegetables at the farmers market? Jacob Gallagher-Ross profiles "Active Cultures," the self-identified "vernacular theatre of Maryland."