Seeing “RENT” in 2021 illuminates the contrast between the height of the AIDS crisis and the treatment of HIV/AIDS today. Yet the theme of coming together in the face of an illness remains incredibly relevant.
Cowperthwaite has high hopes not only for the performance itself, but also for its role in a larger effort to bring Asian voices to mainstream theater at Harvard and in the broader world.
If a visitor is surrounded by singing birds, does putting on headphones to listen to an audio play full of artificial noise replace a more authentic experience?
“I hope that whatever story or experience I have can be a little bit more accessible to students,” Smith said.
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, the city’s oldest professional theater company, is aiming to help teachers with the Lyric First Page Playwriting Festival.
While the rural nature of Massachusetts’ westernmost county poses a challenge to small businesses, the low density is a blessing for pandemic-era theater.
“Welcome to you, welcome to your drag aesthetic and your people.” These words marked the beginning of a virtual panel on drag culture hosted by the A.R.T.
While the magicians’ tricks remain undisclosed, the excitement and fun of “The Conjurors’ Club” is a secret that should be shared with everyone.
Ultimately, the show’s greatest contribution is the empathy it affords Trisha; her narrative provides a window into the other side of a coming-out story.
In “Behind the Scenes: The Circle of Becoming,” the American Repertory Theater showcases the spirit of collaboration that’s always driven their work.
The “Solitaire Suite” team is overcoming the hurdles of remote performance through creative uses of technology.
Rather than imposing his own vision, Bobbitt prefers to center the needs of artists themselves.
If viewers are willing to allow this production to defamiliarize and unsettle — which it accomplishes to great effect — then they can expect an impactful, if ambiguous, theatrical experience.
These magic tricks serve a higher purpose of establishing authentic emotional connections with the audience and encouraging genuine introspection.
Theater thrives on physical proximity. What happens, then, when a global pandemic makes in-person performances impossible?