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Navigating Theory in Our Lives and Onstage

I just finished plowing my way through Marvin Carlson’s Theories of the Theatre—an impressive but very dense survey of theory from the Greeks to the early 1990s. As I am reflecting on the lens through which I would like to … Continue reading

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Surprise, Permission, and the Conditioning of Comedy

After yesterday’s post I can’t stop thinking about comedy. I began to dig around a little and the amount of material dedicated to theorizing and unpacking comedy and humor is a bit staggering. And in spite of my rather academic … Continue reading

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Diversity Revisited

Well, after the heady rush that was the Tonys, I needed to take a shower: the cold dark shower of the reality that is diversity in the American theater. Earlier this year AAPAC, an organization I very much admire, released a … Continue reading

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