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When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through June 1 2014

In 1990, before she'd won her Tony Award (2002) or even her MacArthur "genius" fellowship (1996), Mary Zimmerman was the subject of a short feature by Reader contributor Justin Hayford. "I had this moment onstage a few years ago when I was supposed to be witnessing someone's death," Zimmerman told him. "There we were, all laced up in our corsets, our hair sprayed back, all that. We were trying so hard to be upset about this man's death. And I suddenly realized that it was just so fake. Without being art, without being artificial. It was nothing but effort." That was when Zimmerman abandoned acting to become an auteur and put on shows that, as Hayford reported, communicate through "behavior and composition"—her words—rather than through traditional character and plot. Continue reading >>

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