plays

LGBTQ

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.
Aviva Stahl
2.13.18
plays

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.
Zaina Arafat
5.31.17
hamilton

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.
Giaco Furino
11.26.16
Stuff

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.
Lauren Messman
10.24.16
Stuff

‘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.
Lauren Oyler
10.19.16
Art

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

Villa Design Group’s The Tragedy Machine
Kat Herriman
5.25.16
Health

'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.
Olivia Marks
5.18.16
the vice reader

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.
J. W. McCormack
12.4.15
Stuff

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.
John Keene
8.24.15
Stuff

'Three Busy Debras' Is a Play About Psychopaths with an Interest in Incest and Brunch

The irreverent, possibly genius show features necrophilia, the Holocaust, 9/11, Kony 2012, kidnapping, pedophilia, suicide, mariticide, masturbation, infidelity committed with ghosts, and all things Debra.
Jenna Marotta
7.10.15
Stuff

These Heti Days Are Yours and Mine: 'Happy Days' at the Kitchen

Sheila Heti's unstageable play, <i>All Our Happy Days Are Stupid</i>, brings Canadian collaboration, clumsiness, and joyful absurdity to the Kitchen.
Jennifer Schaffer
3.4.15
Film

Lindsay Lohan Played Herself in Her London Stage Debut

This week, I attended the London production of <i>Speed-the-Plow</i>, David Mamet’s satirical take on the American movie business, which stars Lindsay Lohan as a mysterious girl with nothing to bank on except her sexuality.
Amelia Abraham
10.4.14