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Alisa Solomon

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Alisa Solomon

Alisa Solomon, director of the arts and culture concentration at the Columbia Journalism School, is the author of Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of “Fiddler on the Roof.”

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Wendy Wasserstein’s 1989 play barely passes the Bechdel Test. Men act; Heidi reacts. What Lean-In feminist has time for that?

The founder of the Living Theater was absolute about her principles as a pacifist anarchist, yet never dismissive or judgmental toward those who didn’t share them.

Art Spiegelman’s twitchy irreverence

Marca Tu Voto AC, a citizens’ group, is spearheading the national effort to overhaul Chile’s 1980 constitution. 

In his defense, the embattled monologist stressed the differences between theater and journalism. Did he have a point?

The right-wing nationalist government has defunded and harassed the influential theater community and passed a harsh new media censorship law, threatening the country’s fragile democratic institutions.

The right-wing nationalist government has defunded and harassed the influential theater community and passed a harsh new media censorship law, threatening the country’s fragile democratic institutions.

Dozens of Israeli theater artists are refusing to perform in the West Bank settlement of Ariel. Now they’ve been joined by hundreds of artists and scholars from both Israel and America.

On Caryl Churchill's Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza.

As David Mamet's views become more Manichaean, he's squared the jaws of his tough guys.