The (Vote) Play’s The (Vote) Thing

PA Youth Vote and activist theater company Just Act are using drama to activate the newest generation of voters. What can we learn from them on Voter Registration Day?

By Sarah Jordan

Art for Change: The Teaching Artist

The next in a series with Forman Arts Initiative, actor, writer and educator Camille Young uses her voice to celebrate others — especially Black femme artists — and her classroom to help young people celebrate themselves.

By Morgan Nitz

The Citizen Recommends: War Words

This Veterans Day, Philly’s InterAct Theatre is among seven U.S. venues to stage a play culled from real vets’ stories about life in, and after, service to our country

By Jessica Blatt Press

Pearl Bailey | Philadelphia Women’s History Month All-Star

All-Star #10: Pearl Bailey

Guest Commentary: The Politics of Witch Hunting

A local theater director on how Trump’s post-election Republican enablers have thrust us into a real-life version of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

By David Bradley

“Actors Have to Work On Their Craft”

The Covid-19 recession has hit theater—and those who work in it—hard. A virtual networking support group is helping them stay connected

By Jane M. Von Bergen

The Citizen Recommends: A Map of Myself

The one-woman show from 20-year-old Sara Abou Rashed charts her alternately heartbreaking and heartwarming immigrant journey

By Jessica Blatt Press

The Citizen Recommends: My General Tubman

With her first play, acclaimed Philly author Lorene Cary delves deeply into what Harriet Tubman’s extraordinary life says about our own

By Jessica Blatt Press