• A Night of Cow-Tipping

    A Night of Cow-Tipping

    This past Sunday, five minutes before the first complete off-book rendition of JUNK, the scene in the rehearsal room was bustling.

  • Ayad Akhtar Unpacks JUNK

    Ayad Akhtar Unpacks JUNK

    I couldn’t help asking Ayad Akhtar, the play’s author, whether an alternative title for his new play could be “Debt.”

  • Karen Pittman Sings "The Tremble in My Heart"

    Karen Pittman Sings "The Tremble in My Heart"

    PIPELINE has completed a well-received, well-attended engagement in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. I find myself flashing back, however, to the week before rehearsals began.

  • Karen Pittman: Being of Service

    Karen Pittman: Being of Service

    Almost at the outset of my interview with Karen Pittman, she began talking about “the joy of playing Nya,” her worried mother and high-school teacher in PIPELINE.

  • Tasha and the Art of the Sale

    Tasha and the Art of the Sale

    "She has been teaching for 30 years. You don’t do that day-in and day-out if you don’t have some optimism."