THEATRE HAS ALWAYS BEEN
A WAY TO CAPTURE AND EXPLORE our most vital experiences.
In the space of half a century the American theatre has grown to
include regional theatres, new playwrights, community-based efforts,
university impresarios, off, off off, and off off off Broadway,
as well as the Dying Invalid herself. Not only the state of the
world but the neglected state of the arts threatens to diminish
our most essential experiences.
On April 23, 2003 at the Columbia University Graduate
School of Journalism, a panel of respondents, including NAJP '03
Senior Fellow Robert Brustein, responded to that question, "Does
theatre matter?" The event was presented by the Program in
Arts Administration, Teachers College; the Theatre Division, School
of the Arts, Columbia University; and the National Arts Journalism
: Panel Discussions
: Does Theatre Matter?