Indisputably, regional theaters have been a significant wellspring for new plays reaching back 30 years. But a quickening sea change has occurred quietly but demonstrably over the past decade: Regional theaters – once reliant on warhorses and the latest New York hit — have become the primary incubator and showcase for new work in America
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Nancy Barnett, the former managing director of Florida Stage, has taken a job as executive director of Actors’ Express Theatre in Atlanta effective immediately.
In real life, we rarely have the clarity of identifiable watersheds as heroes discover in dramas. But five years from now, you’ll likely look back on the past 12 months and recognize not a turning point, but an unmistakable moment within a slow sea change in South Florida theater.
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Nan Barnett, managing director of Florida Stage, has written a stunning essay for American Voices New Play Institute, revealing both the devastating and transformative effect the closure had on her life as well as the first extensive insider’s account of how it occurred.
By Bill Hirschman (CORRECTED 9:47 A.M.) Theater reviewers must have a better than average ego to flatter themselves into believing that their judgment has worth, regardless of what anyone else thinks. So imagine critics asking each other for a reality …
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