As Susanne Kennedy's Women in Trouble premieres at Berlin's Volksbühne, the theatre director discusses her life and influences&n

Wallace Shawn, Evening at the Talk House, 2017. Courtesy: The New Group; photograph: Monique Carboni

A new play by Wallace Shawn examines what it means to survive in today’s society

A new album by theatre group Object Collection warns against political nostalgia 

From Michael Gove to Mary Hurrell to Orange is The New Black, the year in review

The final part of this week's art and trauma-themed Digest: A new play from Adam Brace at London's Almeida Theatre

Finding hope in hopeless times

Susanne Kennedy, Suzan Boogaerdt, Bianca van der Schoot, Orfeo, 2015, Ruhrtriennale, Bochum. Courtesy: Susanne Kennedy, Suzan Boogaerdt, Bianca van der Schoot; ©JU / Ruhrtriennale, 2015 

On the new large-scale co-production Medea.Matrix by Susanne Kennedy, who will soon join Chris Dercon's new team at Berlin's Volksbüh

Brian O'Doherty's homage to Samuel Beckett

Robert Wilson's exuberant portrayal of Samuel Beckett's weary anti-hero, Krapp

Eimear McBride’s celebrated debut novel is taken to the stage

What is an artist's play and how does it differ from performance art?

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What Milo Rau’s new play tells us about our current ‘humanitarian’ European identity