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"As adults, we tend to go to the theater. As children, we are just as likely to encounter it. It's a small distinction but one which I like."-- Andy Manley Ask any theater person, and they'll tell you that kids make the toughest audiences. Like their compatriots who write kid's literature, they...
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For deaf individuals, the inherently verbal nature of theater poses obvious, often prohibitive challenges. While some theaters have made closed captioning available to audiences, others approach deafness as a unique...
"We perform the show for the people that are in the room and then that performance is theirs forever and ever…." -- Michael Urie While Michael Urie might be familiar to many for his sassy—and hilarious—six years as Marc St. James on Ugly Betty , the Texas-born actor also has had an impressive...
This summer, I'm traveling back in time. Let me back up. In 2001, I was on winter break from college and my family saw our annual holiday musical. We've been doing this for as long as I can remember--everything from Damn Yankees at the Kennedy Center with Tommy Tune, (notable for when he broke...
“I don't think that my job is to represent people, or to assist in a political struggle. I feel like it's my job as a citizen to do that, but as an artist, my job is more I think to try and describe the world as truthfully as I'm able to do it, and to get below the surface of things, to get at...
“[T]he best art, it stays in your muscle memory for the rest of your life. And that's the kind of theater I want to create, that's the kind of work I want to do on stage and on the page. I'm not interested in something just for the moment. I'm interested in something that hits people and it take...
"I was so moved when I saw [Judy Garland...
"If you give children an escape from their regimentation, if you give them an escape from maybe the ignorance they are raised in at home, and you give them an oasis to come to everyday where not only do they learn important things---math, science and all of that, computers---but they also learn to...
I challenge anybody who doesn't see the importance of arts in our lives to throw away all their books, turn off their television, never watch another movie again, and never listen to another song. And see if they can survive without any of that stuff.---John Lloyd Young The New York Times called...
Actress Anika Noni Rose arrives at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on March 4, 2011, in Los Angeles, California. (Source: Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America) If you don't recognize her face---from her Tony-winning turn in Tony Kushner's Caroline, or Change , her...

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