REVIEW: "Asking for It" is very funny

Criticism

Ira thinks he may have seen the most 'important' stand-up comedy set around and regrets that its value as theater may overshadow its pure funny.

BLOG: Searching for Meaning in the Birth and Death of Arts Organizations

Management | Vision

Should we go about pruning back the number of arts organizations out there?

Playlist profile: Melissa Hart

Tradition | Training | Vision

"So what keeps me going is interpreting the fabulous things. To bring truth to it. It also stretches me."

REVIEW: "The Heiress" cracks open the chestnut

Criticism

A glowing review of The Jungle's production. Plus, so much more to know about 19th century narrative realism and James' women.

BLOG: Why So Negative?

A conversation over a beer with someone about News and Notes and the state of theatre journalism.

Homegrown Theater: Watertown's River City Theater Company

Greater Minnesota

In Watertown, Minnesota, playwrights of all ages get a chance to shine.

BLOG: The Job Interview of a Lifetime

The Artistic Director position at the Guthrie is officially up for grabs. I will answer the call.

Turn and face the strange

Playlist editor Ira Brooker drops some thanks and gets a little weepy on his way out the door.

REVIEW: 'Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson' at The New Century Theatre

Criticism

The much-discussed musical comes wrapped in controversy, but its problems run even deeper - or shallower - than that.

BLOG: LORT House Down

One of the regional theater players died this week. What does it mean?