Eastern State Penitentiary engages big audiences, bigger questions
Bringing the 19th century into the 21st
Eastern State Penitentiary rethought their museum exhibitions, took a risk, and saw a huge growth in attendance. How did they do it? Cara Blouin considers.
Cashing in on "new media" art
The digital underground is ready for its closeup
Digital media, BioArt, interactive art, and more are swiftly becoming the new creative currency, but in Philadelphia, they haven't started generating real currency. Amanda Wagner considers.
Philadelphia Scenic Works builds a future together
Stop, collaborate, and listen
Philadelphia Scenic Works was born from the need for an affordable, safe way to construct theatrical sets. More important, it embraces the spirit of working together. Seth Rozin considers.
Painted Bride Art Center will lose its "place" in Philadelphia
As the Painted Bride Art Center prepares to sell its iconic Old City home, emerging artists wonder where they will find shelter for their own work. Tieshka Smith considers.
Counterweight finds artists of color, gets lost
A road paved with good intentions
Cara Blouin helped create the website Counterweight to help theaters diversify their artistic pool, but it turned out to be a lot more complicated than she anticipated. Blouin considers.
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Can the Barrymore Awards adapt before they die out?
Keeping the Barrymore Awards relevant
When Theatre Philadelphia announced the 2017 Barrymore Award nominations, Jennifer MacMillan asked her friends what was missing. She got a lot of answers — and ideas.
Millennials in my basement
Enacting bravery, pushing paradigms
Cara Blouin has millennials in her basement — and she's a little bit jealous of their freedom and willingness to buck the system.
Philadelphia's parity problem
Not separate, but still unequal
Philadelphia theater has a gender-parity problem, and Cameron Kelsall wants producing companies to take notice and fix it. He crunches the numbers and makes a few suggestions.
Chicago's critical condition: On the Sun-Times' Hedy Weiss
Critiquing a critic
The Chicago Sun-Times' chief theater critic, Hedy Weiss, sets off another firestorm after reviewing a show at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Philly critic Cameron Kelsall considers.
REP Radio podcast and BSR present 'Arts Funding: Who Should Pay?'
Take BSR's arts funding panel on the go!
Did you miss BSR's fascinating panel on arts funding with some of the city's arts leaders? Listen and learn about how arts groups make Philadelphia's funding landscape work for them.