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F. Murray Abraham accepts the William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre at the Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala. Photo by Kevin Allen "I was a hoodlum. I was a gang member, and art saved my life." --- F. Murray Abraham If you've seen Amadeus or Scarface , or even Star Trek...
GALA Hispanic Theatre is located in Washington, DC's Columbia Heights neighborhood. Photo courtesy of GALA Hispanic Theatre "It's as important for us to expose Latinos to different Latino cultures as it is to present Latino cultures to non-Latino audiences." --- Abel Lopez GALA...
October 19, 2012 Robert Jack as "Sergeant" in the National Theatre of Scotland's Black Watch . Photo by Scott Suchman "We can't just say, you know, 'Well, people should come see theater.' We have to make the best theater." --- Robert Jack The National Theatre of...
This week's podcast goes backstage with John Collins, the director of Gatz. This remarkable play takes as its text F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic of and about The Jazz Age, The Great Gatsby . The Great Gatsby was also one of the first titles chosen for the NEA's Big Read program , which...
Elizabeth Marvel and Bill Camp in Theater of War. Photo by Howard Korn This week's podcast pulls back the curtain on Theater of War . Its artistic director and founder, Bryan Doerries, is a classicist and translator, who was convinced that the Greek tragedies still had the power to move...
This week's podcast takes us backstage with playwright Michele Lowe. Although it's not easy to make a living in the arts, Lowe has become a successful playwright whose work has been produced in regional theaters throughout the country as well as on and off-Broadway. Even a partial list of...
Here I am during the Theater That Matters session at this year's Aspen Ideas Fest. Photo by Dan Bayer I closed out June and kicked off July at the Aspen Ideas Festival , which is just what it sounds like: a convening of leading thinkers in particular subjects. It’s an exchange of ideas---...
Shakespeare Theatre Company Artistic Director Michael Kahn, photo by Scott Suchma "[Y]ou have to be as uncompromising as you possibly can about who you think you are, and to fight for that, in bad times and good times." --- Michael Kahn Having established himself as a premier artistic...
At the Blue Star Museums launch event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. From l-r: Brad Cooper, executive director of Joining Forces; Gunnery Sergeant Mark Butler, USMC Public Affairs, NYC; Emily Rafferty, president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman;...
David Henry Hwang. Photo by Lia Chang While an undergraduate at Stanford University, David Henry Hwang’s first play, FOB , was produced in the glamorous setting of his dormitory. The play, whose title is shorthand for “fresh off the boat,” examined the lives of recent Chinese...

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