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Monday, March 1, 2010

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What is a black play? What are the expectations placed on black playwrights? Should black playwrights make their homes at culturally specific institutions? And has black writing and life changed with the election of Obama? These were just a few of the questions posed at the 2nd convening of the American Voices New Play Institute [...]


Something tells me that L.A. Times critic Charles McNulty doesn’t much care for musicals: “When the two singing ghosts of Duncan Sheik and Kyle Jarrow’s new indie-spirited chamber musical “Whisper House” deliver the opening number, “Better to Be Dead,” the show tips its hand that it has no intention of playing by conventional rules. A [...]