What kind of theater do we need now? It's a question one ought to always ask, really, but certainly one that is unavoidable in these dreadful times. I, for one, sought some justification for traipsing off to see plays over these last couple of weeks. How could I just sit there, I asked myself, when I could be out doing—well, it's an even bigger conundrum to determine what productive things to do between grieving loss and protesting war. I stirred my faith in theater's liveness and irony: As a form, theater creates public space and can ignite equal measures of empathy and dialectical thinking. I... More >>>