Mates blogger: Howard Sherman

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Howard Sherman
Howard is an arts administrator, advocate and writer. In February 2015, he was named director of the new Arts Integrity Initiative at the New School for Drama, focused on creative and academic freedom in the arts. He also is Senior Strategy Director (following a year as Interim Director) of the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts in New York, dedicated to creating opportunities for artists of colour and artists with disabilities in theatre, film and television. Sherman blogs independently at, and is also the New York correspondent for The Stage newspaper in London.

The latest from Howard on MyTheatreMates

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Alan Ayckbourn: “Take the work seriously, but never yourself”

In Features, Inspiring people, Interviews, Native, Quotes, Regional theatre by Howard ShermanLeave a Comment

How is Alan Ayckbourn viewed across the pond? New York blogger Howard Sherman reports… Since 2005, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, the British playwright and director, has been bringing plays – often two or even three at a time – to 59E59 Theaters in New York from his home base at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, England, where he was artistic …

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In the UK and US, bias infects theatre reviews

In Broadway, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Reviews by Howard ShermanLeave a Comment

In his Theatre Addicts diary this week, Mates co-founder Mark Shenton took umbrage with The Sunday Times’ critic Christopher Hart’s review of American playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis’ latest play The Motherf**ker With the Hat. Now American blogger Howard Sherman, who saw the play on Broadway, offers his analysis – and spots a wider trend… “You can’t draw sweet water from a foul …