Theater: A Magazine Published by the Yale School Drama
heater was founded in 1968 as yale/theatre, “a gathering of responses to real events” in that tumultuous year. In the magazine’s first issue, Ren Frutkin declared that it would consist of “theatre, thought, discussion, dream, art, people.” Since its first issue (“Do We Need Greek Drama?”), Yale’s magazine has fulfilled Frutkin’s call.
Theater has introduced countless important international dramatists to U.S. readers and theaters, among them Thomas Bernhard, Thomas Brasch, Dario Fo, Peter Handke, Elfriede Jelinek, Sarah Kane, Biljana Srblanovic, René Pollesch, Falk Richter, Vassily Sigarev, George Tabori, Michel Vinaver, and Ivan Virypaev.
Theater has also published — often for the first time — some of America’s most innovative playwrights, including Richard Foreman, Maria Irene Fornes, David Greenspan, David Hancock, John Jesurun, Adrienne Kennedy, Les Freres Corbusier, Suzan-Lori Parks, Sarah Ruhl, Mac Wellman, and others.