This Week's Must Read


The Lemon

Writer


HERE ARE THIS WEEK'S BEST ARTICLES ABOUT THEATRE AND THE PERFORMING ARTS:

  • A Noise Within in Pasadena discuss their production of Molière's The Imaginary Invalid  (American Theatre)
  • Millennial Playwrights in the UK pick shows that have stayed with them (Guardian)
  • Although not theatre, I'm excited about George Lucas' museum coming to LA, right next to USC, its rightful home (LA Times)
  • Playwright Lisa Loomer discusses her precinct play Roe, inspired by the Roe v Wade case, which opened this week in DC (Guardian)
  • McNulty reports on Gordon Davidson's Memorial this week (LA Times)
  • Critics Ben Brantley and Wesley Morris discuss August Wilson's impact (NY Times)
  • A dialogue on theatre criticism in the digital age (Exeunt Magazine)
  • Playwright Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced) gives a wonderful speech on the arts being reduced to monetary value (American Theatre)
  • Eloquence and literary power make President Obama one of the nation's great orators (LA Times)
  • An interview with Yuval Sharon about the music of Hopscotch the mobile opera (Theatre Times)

What "must read" stories in the arts did you encounter this week?