As yet another white man is hired to the most prestigious job in US theatre criticism, Exeunt’s New York writers ask when the conversation will really change.
After the furore over a very public dialogue about the New York Times review of Big River, Exeunt’s writers debate whether and how theatremakers should respond to reviews.
Last month, debates on online theatre criticism raged after incendiary pieces by Michael Billington and Matt Trueman. In their wake, critics and academics Duška Radosavljević, Mark Fisher and Karen Fricker hold an international conversation about theatre, democracy and the role of criticality.
The New York critics name the 2016 shows that will linger in their minds well into 2017.
Kev Berry interviews the writer of ‘HOMOS, or Everyone in America’ about his work, ‘gay leaning’, and what makes a writer a writer.
Overwhelming levels of Hamil-hype have surrounded Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Founding Fathers musical since it opened Off-Broadway. Exeunt’s New York team debate how the Hamilton phenomenon influences their relationship with the show – and how, as it opens in London, its story has renewed political bite.
“Don’t give me place on the panel. Give me a fucking job.” Mat Fraser and Gregg Mozgala discuss the frustrations of working as a disabled performer, a gamechanging decision from the BBC, and why we need more disabled writers.
Duška Radosavljević interviews Anne Peter, editor at German theatre publication nachtkritik.de, about how the site’s new model of criticism works – and the challenges of supporting high-quality journalism online.
New York theatre critic Nicole Serratore offers a sneak-peek at some of the most exciting American work coming to the Edinburgh Festivals this August.
Judy Hegarty Lovett talks bringing Beckett’s prose to the stage and taking on Godot for the first time.