Playwright David West Read is the master of “foul papers.” His plays neither smell bad nor are about immorality; he…
When Chautauqua Theater Company conservatory actors Audrey Corsa and Keren Lugo were cast in the season’s second New Play Workshop, Afterlove, opening at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Bratton Theater, they had no idea what they were getting themselves into.
Throughout Week Five, Chautauqua’s lectures focused on how art and politics interact. Friday’s Interfaith Lecture, however, offered that same insight…
In the 1890s, illustrator Charles Dana Gibson created the “Gibson Girl,” who came to define fashion norms in the early 20th century. Sporting tight corsets and hair often coaxed into a bouffant, the women had hourglass figures that continued to shrink as they cinched their waists.
In Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel, Esther and Mayme are leading ladies and best friends.
‘A feat of spectacle’ Review by Guest Critic: Rebecca Ritzel Oh, the early musicians. They are the nerds, outliers and…
The stage is set under a canopy of stars and against the backdrop of Chautauqua Lake. James Dean Palmer, directing fellow at Chautaqua Theater Company, will present an outdoor version of Korean-American playwright Young Jean Lee’s Church at 9:30 p.m. tonight at the School of Art Quad.
Madonna once sang, “Music makes the people come together.” It’s something that Justin Ellington and Whitney White both believe.
For every new play written about an Esther Mills, it seems there are a dozen more about Mary Todd Lincoln’s black seamstress, Martin Luther King Jr.’s black hotel maid and Woodrow Wilson’s black stenographer. It is simply easier for playwrights to get a commission when they choose to focus on African-American characters who are connected to known historical figures.
After playwright Lynn Nottage won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009, she said in an interview that she finds her characters and stories in varied places. Sometimes in a newspaper, “obscure historical texts” or dinner party conversations.