Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006

365 Days/365 Years

Adventurous playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Venus; Topdog/Underdog) had this crazy idea to write one play every day for an entire year. And starting in November, they are being produced (in various groupings and formats) by more than 600 theater companies around the country. The first batch, which I caught at New York's Public Theater, are slight things (no surprise), but what's important is the inspiring act of affirmation (by Parks and her producing partner Bonnie Metzger) in the power of theater as a national communal event. A year's worth of applause, please.