plays

9.17.19

Pray for Alia Shawkat, Who's Performing the Same Scene for 24 Hours Straight

She's starring in 'The Second Woman,' a play in which she'll perform a single set of lines 100 different times.

2.13.18

What I Learned from Writing a Play About My Transition

We spoke to Mashuq Mushtaq Deen about his new play 'Draw the Circle,' which tells the story of his transition from the perspective of his family.

7.6.17

A New Play Shows What It’s Like to Be Trapped in Immigration Detention

The production exposes what it's like being indefinitely detained in the UK's most notorious immigration center.

5.31.17

Imagining Trump's Border Plan as a Guantánamo for 'Illegals'

The new play 'Building the Wall' envisions mass deportations and unlawful detainment as Greek tragedy.

11.26.16

Broadway's Most Urgent Play Was Made in a Day

Theater meets the 24-hour news cycle at the 'The 24 Hour Plays' on Broadway.

10.24.16

Some of Shakespeare's Plays Officially Have a Co-Author

An upcoming collection for Oxford University Press credits Marlowe with collaborating on Shakespeare's 'Henry VI' plays.

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10.19.16

‘Fleabag’ Star Phoebe Waller-Bridge on ‘Unlikable' Women and Sexual Validation

We talked to the creator of the hilarious show about a horny young British mess.

5.25.16

'The Iceman Cometh' via Robots and an Artist Collective at MIT

Villa Design Group’s The Tragedy Machine

5.18.16

'Blue/Orange' Is a Play About Black Men’s Mental Health, Brought to Life by a Former DJ

It's been 16 years since this play was first staged, and it remains a crucial and urgent a depiction of race, mental health, ethnocentricity, and power.

5.18.16

'Blue/Orange' Is a Play About Black Men’s Mental Health, Brought to Life by a Former DJ

It's been 16 years since this play was first staged, and it remains a crucial and urgent a depiction of race, mental health, ethnocentricity, and power.

12.4.15

Barry Gifford Is America’s Offbeat Dostoevsky

We caught up with the novelist, poet, and frequent David Lynch collaborator to talk about his new book 'Writers' and what it’s been like working with the iconic director.

8.24.15

The Best Musical of the Year Is a Hip-Hop Show About Alexander Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda's new Broadway play 'Hamilton: An American Musical' is inventive, educational, and also really, really good.

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