Rich History, New Visions
At Penn Live Arts, the legendary Negro Ensemble Company is creating new work that explores this country’s racial tensions and challenges. A February world premiere, Mecca is Burning, brought together five playwrights to imagine how four Black families in Harlem might navigate a white-supremacist revolution.
After an 18-month hiatus, live theater has returned to the American stage. Alumni active in producing shows on Broadway and elsewhere reflect on the pandemic’s onset, its impact on them and their industry, and what the future holds.
How Jonathan Rand became “the most successful living American playwright that nobody’s ever heard of.”
The Roundabout Way
Todd Haimes has the career he dreamed about and sits at the top of his field. When can he stop worrying?
At Last, Our Prince Has Come
Hal Prince C’48 Hon’71 gets Penn Alumni Creative Spirit Award.
And singing. And dancing. And joking. And cross-dressing. A century and a quarter after its first production in 1889, Mask & Wig—the “oldest all-male collegiate musical comedy troupe in the United States”—remains the one there’s only room for.
Shivani Tibrewala C’00 runs a theater company in Mumbai and writes (a lot).
What's happening in the theatre world right now? A group of alumni movers-and-shakers came together on Homecoming to share their observations.
Douglas Leferovich C’94 makes magic at the Tropicana Las Vegas
"Lefty" shares his magic and dreams.