Author: Heather Darrow

‘Yellow Face’ Explores Identity Across Generations, Continents by HARMONY WITTE SAMPAN “I’m always thinking about, ‘why are we doing this play now?’,” actor Michael Hisamoto told the Sampan of the Lyric Stage production of “Yellow Face.” Hisamoto has a key role in the play, written by David Henry Hwang. The semi-autobiographical show is about the playwright, who appears in the play and is

    You’ll laugh so hard you’ll…well, you get the idea. A greedy and unethical corporation profits from the citizens of a city in the middle of a water shortage by banning public toilets forcing the people to pinch their pennies for the “privilege to pee.” But revolution is in the air. Led by Bobby Strong, a hopeful hero who

Editorial on Trouble in Mind and American Fiction By Marketing Assistant, Samantha Boutureira I couldn’t help but think of Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress as I was watching the Oscar nominated film American Fiction directed by Cord Jefferson.  Wiletta, the protagonist of Trouble in Mind, is in a similar position as the lead character Monk in  American Fiction. I was

My first job at Lyric Stage was as the Non-Equity Assistant Stage Manager for The Miracle Worker in January of 2002. Courtney O'Connor directed. Before taking the job, I had stage managed exactly one show and participated in a performance that was part of an art installation in which I helped with a costume change and paged a

  In honor of our current production, Assassins, the show’s cast and artistic team along with the Lyric Stage staff compiled a Spotify playlist of songs that remind us of the show. Here are some of our favorites: $20 - boygenius Mama told me that it don’t run on wishes, but that I should have fun Pushing the flowers that come up into the

Lyric Stage Boston Names Courtney O’Connor Producing Artistic Director The Lyric Stage Boston Board of Trustees has appointed Courtney O’Connor to Producing Artistic Director. President of the Lyric Stage Board of Trustees Ron Sudol says, “I am thrilled that Courtney has accepted the position of Producing Artistic Director of Lyric Stage Boston.  After long experience as a stage director and theater

Compiled by MJ Jepsen About Trees by Katie Holten   The Language of Trees   Becoming Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining Our Future by Patty Krawec     Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer    Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures by Merlin Sheldrake   Love is Green: Compassion as responsibility in the ecological emergency