Dramaturgy Note: TEMPESTUOUS ELEMENTS

“To sow the wind is to reap the whirlwind.” — Anna Julia Cooper, “The Ethics of the Negro Question” “Having now seen how quickly the truth can become a casualty amid controversy, I’d urge a broader caution: At tense moments, every one of us must be more skeptical [...]

Dramaturgy Note: Rock and Roll, Musical Theater, and SWEPT AWAY

Reprinted with permission from Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Once the calling card of dissatisfied youth, rock and roll has long since left its defiant countercultural attitude behind and nestled itself snugly into mainstream musical history. Though the edges of rock music’s past have rounded over time, its raucous spirit [...]

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