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In preparation for the next issue of NEA Arts —our first-ever issue focusing on a single production by a single organization—we’ve asked everyone working on Signature Theatre’s production of The Gershwins®’ & Ken Ludwig’s Crazy for You® tons of questions: "How do you describe your job? What did...
Since fleeing Cuba on a Freedom Flight in 1970, playwright Nilo Cruz has returned just once: in 1979, to visit sisters who initially remained behind. Though he resettled with his family in Miami at age nine, Cuba remains a central presence in Cruz’s work, from his physical settings, to his...
It’s perhaps no great surprise that “The Great White Way” is, well, quite white. According to the Asian American Performers Coalition, 78 percent of all roles on major New York stages were filled by Caucasian actors over the past nine years. Out of 39 Broadway shows produced during the 2015-16...
Deb Sivigny claims that unlike many costume designers, she didn’t come to the art form through fashion—that in fact, she was a “very bad” dresser in college. You’d never know it from looking at her work. Whether inspired by British punk, anime, arctic landscapes, or Elizabethan England, Sivigny’s...
“I feel like I'm always looking for my Celie stories: the stories that I'm uniquely built—through my experience as a person alive and my experience in the craft—to tell.” —Nikkole Salter
The historic town of New Harmony, Indiana, was founded in the early 19th century to be a spiritual, social, and cultural utopia in the Midwest. It’s no surprise that the New Harmony Project , which runs an annual conference for theater, television, and film writers has the same idea in mind...
Read our complete interview with Liesl Tommy here.
When asked if her house was elaborately staged for Halloween, Mimi Lien laughed, claiming her house was “decidedly un-designed.” “This is definitely a syndrome of doing it too much for work,” she said. “It's not something that I do for myself for pleasure at this point.” We don’t blame her. A set...
As we get ready to toast the 2017 Tony winners, here's a round-up of quotes from past winners and current Tony nominees. Who are you rooting for to take home one of the coveted statues on Sunday? Read our Art Talk with Jenn Colella and Caesar Samayoa of Come From Away here . Read Judith Light's...
Read our interview with Jonno Roberts here .

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