I am writing a play. I’m calling a new character I’ve just met Taza. But I cannot decipher Taza’s race. Is she Armenian? Is she Syrian? Is she Eastern European or Middle Eastern? Or a better question: is she white? Playwrights’ characters come from mysterious places. Sometimes we witness them commit acts of love... Continue Reading →
Morgan Greene (BFA Theatre Arts '15) talks with playwright Idris Goodwin about Representation in Hip Hop Theatre in relation to his essays, plays, and recent HowlRound article, "Where Broadway At?: Meditations On the Closing of the Tupac Musical." Morgan Greene: One of the questions we’ve grappled with during rehearsals for In the Heights is the responsibility... Continue Reading →
https://soundcloud.com/tts-grappler/interview-with-lisa-portes-director-of-in-the-heights Lisa Portes serves as the head of MFA Directing at The Theatre School at DePaul University, as well as the Artistic Director of Chicago Playworks. She is the director of In the Heights, which opens October 3, 2014 on the Fullerton Stage at The Theatre School.