Alexandra Starr is currently working as a reporter at NPR.
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Thursday, December 08, 2022
In "Becky Nurse of Salem," celebrated playwright Sarah Ruhl centers a sensuous, flawed woman protagonist in a contemporary response to history and Arthur Miller's landmark play.
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Diversity in the American Ballet Theatre
Monday, October 17, 2022
There isn't much federal aid for students who want to learn skilled trades, but some states and community colleges now offer free courses. (Story aired on All Things Considered on Oct. 14, 2022.)
Friday, October 14, 2022
There isn't much federal aid for students who want to learn skilled trades, but some states and community colleges now offer free courses. Many students are immigrants looking for better-paying jobs.
Friday, September 23, 2022
Little Amal is a giant puppet of a 10 year old Syrian refugee girl, and she's recently arrived in New York. Reporter Alexandra Starr followed her around.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Designed by British artists to represent a Syrian refugee, the globe-trotting puppet is meant to remind everyone she encounters what it means to have a home and feel welcome.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Is This a Room is based entirely on the transcript of the FBI interrogation of Reality Winner, the former NSA contractor who was imprisoned for leaking classified information.
Sunday, August 01, 2021
Royal is only the third Black dancer to be promoted to principal at the American Ballet Theatre — which is even more impressive when you know he didn't begin training in ballet until he was 14.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Urban immigrant communities could be particularly vulnerable to contracting COVID-19. In New York City, public health workers are making extra efforts to reach the immigrant population.
Monday, March 16, 2020
Advocates and medical personnel are warning that urban immigrant communities could be particularly vulnerable to contracting COVID-19.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Ariana Kukors Smith says she was abused by national and Olympic team coach Sean Hutchinson when she was a minor. The organization faces ongoing legal challenges over its handling of abuse cases.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
A Soldier's Play tells the story of a murder in an African American unit of the U.S. Army after World War II. It premiered in 1981 and soon after won a Pulitzer Prize. Now, it's finally on Broadway.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
The movement coach has taught at Juilliard for 50 years. Stars of stage and screen credit him with helping them create physically demanding roles by manipulating their bodies.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Playwright Matthew Lopez's two-part epic about gay life after the AIDS crisis is based on the work of E.M. Forster — who appears in the play — and bears some similarities to Angels in America.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Two senators have introduced a bill to address the failures in the U.S. Olympic system that allowed a team doctor to sexually abuse athletes for years.
Friday, July 26, 2019
With 71 hit songs performed on a decadent nightclub set, the new stage adaptation, based on Baz Luhrmann's 2001 film, is not particularly profound. It is nonetheless a knockout night at the theater.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug kingpin better known as "El Chapo" was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison plus 30 years.
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Oklahoma is one of almost 20 states that require third-graders to show reading proficiency before going to fourth grade. That means higher expectations for younger kids, like kindergartners.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Almost 20 states have passed laws requiring third-graders who aren't proficient in reading to repeat the grade. The policy started in Florida 17 years ago.
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
The new play, about the rise and fall of Lehman Brothers, digs deep into the company's history — beginning with the original brothers, Bavarian immigrants who opened a store in Alabama in the 1840s.