Holding contemporary tragedies within sacred diasporic stories.
Clowns, compost, and decomposition.
For this particularly challenging year, we’ve asked Kaneza Schaal, Simone Forti, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Christiane Jatahy, Tina Satter, and Jibz Cameron to tell us what sustained them.
The creators of American Modern Opera Company on reinventing classical arts during the pandemic.
The performance artist aka Dynasty Handbag recounts her journey from the San Francisco DIY scene to New York’s avant-garde theater world and ultimately to Hollywood.
Designing public rituals to commemorate the North Star’s eventual transition.
The New York premiere of Krystian Lupa’s The Trial has been cancelled, as promises of funding from Poland disappeared.
A radical “mirror game” between film and live performance, What If They Went to Moscow?, part of BAM’s Next Wave Festival, plays for two audiences, one in the theater and one in the cinema—then they switch.
The Puerto Rican punk-DIY performance collective on challenging institutional norms for making theater.
Two artists manifest, claim, and demand space in a society that operates around violence against black women’s bodies while pretending that they don’t exist.
With contributions from Becca Blackwell, Moriah Evans, Kaneza Schaal, and more.
“I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage. A man walks across this empty space whilst someone else is watching him, and this is all that is needed for an act of theatre to be engaged.”
A look behind the scenes of Akhnaten, Philip Glass’s 1983 opera now playing at the Metropolitan Opera, in which the countertenor plays an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who defied gender conventions.
On deep listening and language as liberation.
A public art project in New Orleans reenacts a slave revolt.
The artist, director, and actress discuss their endurance performance, The Second Woman, and its exploration of gender performativity.
The actor stars opposite an opera diva in Norma Jeane Baker of Troy, Anne Carson’s verse play that reflects on the histories of two iconic women millennia apart.
The Irish playwright on grief, adaptation, and the possibilities of form.
The emerging playwright takes on beauty standards and societal expectations.