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At 81, Playwright Athol Fugard Looks Back On Aging And Apartheid

"It is under the pressure of desperation that extraordinary things can happen in a human life," says the South African playwright. Fugard staged an interracial play in Johannesburg in 1961.
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Young Playwrights' Theater's 2014 New Play Festival

Student writers try out their voices with a group of professional actors, dramaturges and directors in a three-night event.

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They Cast Whom?! Actor Choices To Offend Every Racial Sensibility

Should an actor's ethnicity match a character's ethnicity? Does it matter, or does it not? Whatever your line of thinking, you're probably irked by these recent casting developments.
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On The Coast: Chincoteague Island Gets Very First Theater Company

Long known for its wild ponies, Chincoteague Island now has another distinctive feature: it's very own theater company.

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Deepwater, Center-Stage: Disaster Through Survivors' Eyes

Spill tells the story of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Eve Troeh of WWNO reports that the playwright, who helped create The Laramie Project, crafted the drama from interviews with real participants.
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Puppets Take The Stage At D.C. Theater Festival

It's not just actors who star at The World Stages International Theater Festival in D.C., but puppets as well.

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Road Between Broadway And Hollywood Isn't A One-Way Street

For years, the relationship only went one way: from stage to screen. But this spring, four big musicals are based on films, including favorites like Rocky, Aladdin and The Bridges of Madison County.
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The Unforgettable Performance Ed Harris Doesn't Remember

In a community theater production in 1973, Harris went into another zone. The Oscar-nominated actor says he totally embodied his character, and he's been chasing that high ever since.
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For Kathleen Turner, Success Requires The Courage To Fail

The actress is playing Mother Courage onstage in Washington, D.C. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with her about her singing debut, as well as her long and illustrious career.
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Web Series On Theater Turns Drama Into Comedy

Submissions Only is an online comedy about young actors hoping to make it on Broadway. Star Kate Wetherhead and NPR's Scott Simon talk about the often brutal and funny world of actors, agents and casting directors.

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