Dramatics Vol. 86 No.5 January 2015

16 The making of a playwright
By Christopher Rawson
How Pittsburgh’s Hill District shaped August Wilson

26 Poof!
By Julie York Coppens
The magic of faily­ tale transformations

30 Between taste and travesty
By Gregmy Bossler
William Ivey Long in conversation

38 Make it your own
By E. Shura Pollatsek
Costuming an iconic show

44 Including Shooter
By Nicholas C. Pappas
A new play

7 Journal
Improv’s first generation
By Jeffrey Sweet

10 New York
After the Pulitzer: new plays from four prizewinners By Jeffrey Sweet

12 On Acting
What to do when things go badly
By Jon Jory

14 Strut and Fret
‘Christmas Doll’ in Juneau, Thespians in China

64 Trending
Dispatches from the Theatre Education Community
On the cover: Bill Brewer’s rendering of his design for the Witch in PlayMakers Repertory’s production of Into the Woods