The Summer 2021 issue of Plays International & Europe contains an interview of Kwame Kwei-Armah, dynamic visionary at London’s Young Vic, interviewed by Jeremy Malies. Here, the artistic director of the Young Vic since 2017, tells of future plans to offer the public unusual and gripping productions. Read about Japan’s popular theatre form, Taishū engeki, a Japanese vaudeville theatre style that features actors who play both female and male parts with refinement. Live performances reviewed include A Midsummer Night's Dream atthe Globe Theatre, Cruise at the Duchess Theatre, and a series of short Shaw plays at the Orange Tree Theatre.
In other European countries too theatre is regaining its terrain, as illustrated by our reports from Berlin, Hamburg, or Milan. Plays International & Europe is part of the process.
Dana Rufolo, editor-in-chief