Anyone fretting about the future of theater will likely find solace — not to mention inspiration — in the Playwrights Project’s celebration of young dramatists’ work. Since 1985, the San Diego-based organization has been running a statewide writing contest for students from elementary through high school. The winners are celebrated with an annual festival, open both to school groups and the public. This year, six plays — chosen from among 432 entries — will hit the stage at the Old Globe.
It might be a surprise to learn that Henri Matisse, best-known today as a pioneering painter, actually considered a chapel to be his artistic masterpiece. It might be a bigger surprise to learn Matisse was a committed atheist. That paradox is at the heart of Jesse Kornbluth’s new, fact-based play “The Color of Light,” which explores the artist’s late-in-life bond with a nurse-turned-nun who helped inspire him to design the celebrated Chapelle du Rosaire in Vence on the French Riviera.
Kate Hennig arrived at the intrigues of 16th-century England, the setting of her play “The Last Wife,” via an unusual route: the Arab Spring uprisings of 2011. “I was watching all these accounts of tyrants in the Middle East and Northern Africa, and I was just curious about who the women were in their lives,” says the Canadian playwright, whose piece is now getting its San Diego premiere at Cygnet Theatre.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".