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Critic's Notebook: My apprenticeship in the regional theater

”Regional theater wasn’t a big turn-on for me when I was a theater student in the late 1980s, early 1990s. Off-Broadway was cool; off-off-Broadway was cooler. Those subscription-based behemoths scattered around the country like giant shopping malls sounded dorky to me… . ” Charles McNulty, theater critic for the L.A. Times, explains how working with Joseph Papp at the N.Y. Public Theater and Emily Mann at the McCarter was good training for a theater critic. June 12, 2011: cllck here.