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Feb 6, 2023

Playwright’s Notes: Steven Drukman

Funny word: playwright—so often misspelled, given that “wright”and “write” are homonyms. But any playwright can tell you that plays are wrought—crafted—more than they’re written. You might ask four different wheelwrights to make you four different wheels; you wouldn’t ask any to write you one. Hand-wrought jewelry looks lovely on your wrist; it didn’t get there […]

Review: ATC Production Breaks More Than Glass Figurines

THE GLASS MENAGERIE delivers a solid and heartbreaking cast at Arizona Theatre Company. by Robert Encila-Celdran. Originally published on We can never know how Tennessee Williams might have fared had he remained a poet. By happy chance, his lyric acuity parlayed into a singularly rare narrative form, revolutionizing the theater landscape post-World War II. If the structure […]

Review: Powerful Tennessee Williams’ play hits the stage in TucsonReview:

By Kathy Allen. Originally published by the Arizona Daily Star. The Wingfield family is back. And you do not want to miss a visit with them. The Wingfields are the dysfunctional clan at the center of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” currently on stage at the Arizona Theatre Company. Williams’ 1944 play, which has been on ATC’s stage twice before, […]

Jan 30, 2023

Wingfield Toxic Traits

In an ever-conscious world of mental health and self-care, many people in our generation are trained to spot toxic behaviors and encouraged to avoid them. Unfortunately for the Wingfield family, these sharp skills were hard to come by. Left and right throughout Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, we see how the characters miss opportunities to […]

Jan 11, 2023

Meet Lillie Richardson

At Arizona Theatre Company we get to bring amazing artists and creators together to manifest wonderful pieces of art. In the upcoming production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, Lillie Richardson has joined our team to play the one and only Amanda Wingfield. We sat down with Richardson to get to know her a little […]

Dec 29, 2022

Hollywood Star Returns to the Stage at ATC

Mimi Kennedy Will Lead Award-Winning Production Pru Payne Arizona Theatre Company is excited to announce that Mimi Kennedy, best known for her roles on the television series Mom and Dharma & Greg, will be returning to the stage for the first time in over a decade as the title character in ATC’s world premiere of […]

Let’s Talk Shop: The Wingfield’s Apartment

In any stage production, as soon as our eyes hit the stage we’re met with the careful collaboration of each element of design. The lights, sound, and scenic design work together to transport us into the world of the play. And if done well, the world outside of the play begins to disappear. At ATC, […]

Dec 15, 2022

A Deeper Look: Victorian Era Servants

When you have a classic such as “Pride and Prejudice,” it’s hard not to get swept up in the romance and drama that occurs between characters like Wickham and Lydia. However, in Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon’s The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, we get a closer look at the people who were supposed to be […]