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Playwright: Why Does Theater Still Matter?

Clip: Season 15 Episode 5 | 1m 14s

In this opening excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Playwright: From Page to Stage, these questions are posed: In a world where there are so many other options for entertainment, why do people still choose theater? Why does theater matter? And while supporting new plays is especially important, why does Broadway seem less and less interested in them?

Aired: 12/16/13

Rating: TV-PG

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