Sound design isn’t one-size-fits-all, and distinctions within the discipline are crucial.
A new wave of Black playwrights has upended the myth of the singular genius, even as tokenism and constraining expectations persist.
Their partnership has brought Chicago some great theatre, once folks got past confusing their names.
American Players Theatre’s production of Athol Fugard’s play about mixed-race brothers has raised thorny questions about representation.
Their instruments can evoke every color of the rainbow, but the designers are still overwhelmingly white and male.
Nikkole Salter’s new play converts research to drama in exploring how African Americans healed their families post-slavery.
At New Georges, ‘Sound House’ and ‘This Is the Color Described by the Time’ are linked in repertory by their audience-enveloping sound design.