Directing alla Romana

By Barry Brunetti As I reflect on a sabbatical that not only took me to Rome but also allowed me the chance to direct Harold Pinter’s Old Times at Rome’s English Theatre, I am continually reminded of the fact that regardless of wherever and whenever we grapple with the realities of doing theatre, some things... Continue Reading →


“Leave the gun. Take the empanadas.” – The Motherf**ker with the Hat at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

By Emily Marlatt Stephen Adly Guirgis’ foulmouthed, sidesplitting exploration of jealousy and addiction, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, is currently cursing up a storm at Steppenwolf Theatre Company under the direction of ensemble member, Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County). Jackie (John Ortiz), a recovering addict and recent parolee, finally seems to be turning his... Continue Reading →

Nanook in the Sahara

by Dexter Zollicoffer Am I really here? It all started with the subject line in an e-mail: Looking for Participants for the 6th Annual International Festival of University Theater. The subject sounded fine, but it was the location that hit the spot: Tangier, Morocco. I remember a party where a friend got drunk and spoke... Continue Reading →

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