After a round of boos at a high school talent show, Vogel thought he’d put puppets behind him. Now, the seasoned Muppet performer can tell you how to get to Sesame Street, all about performing on Broadway, and winning three Emmys.
Three theatre photographers talk about their craft
By Shanti Knight
Theatre photography is a highly specialized kind of work and only a few photographers nationwide work exclusively in the theatre. Dramatics talked with three Chicago-area theatre photographers—Michael Brosilow, Dean La Prairie, and Brett Beiner—about their working lives.
Food for thought
Louisville play festival still fresh at thirty-six
By Julie York Coppens
After thirty-six years, though no longer unique as a major U.S. showcase of new dramatic work, the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky remains a destination for artists, agents, academics, and journalists everywhere.
Read a follow-up to Jeffrey Sweet's column on Mike Daisy's The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, and the controversy that erupted when Daisey admitted that some of the material he presented as non-fiction narrative never actually happened.
New Manhattan complex gives writers room to play
By Peter Slatin
The non-profit, Off Broadway Signature Theatre has made a home for playwrights and their particular purposes since its founding in 1991. The company now has a physical footprint worthy of its artistic reputation: a $66 million, 75,000-square-foot, multi-stage complex on the fringes of Times Square, designed by Frank Gehry.