(This is a bit of a sly dodge on my part, since some of my best-read posts in 2014 were written in previous years – such as Social Media On Stage: Theater Meets Twitter,Facebook,Youtube, Tumbler, Soundcloud…, The 50 Best Plays of The Past 100 Years, and Broadway’s Best Dance Numbers– or aren’t even close to reviews or essays.)
I’d like to point to my essays in Howlround, which are much closer to think pieces (the last of 2014 was Does God Exist on Stage?, the first of the year was 9 Questions That August: Osage County and The Sound of Music Provoke about Theater). Even better, take a look at the top ten posts by my colleagues in theater blogging who also put together an end-of-year list for 2014:
Cafe Onda,the online journal of the Latina/o Theatre Commons on Howlround, compiled by Georgina Escobar.
Howlround round-up of two dozen journal and essay pieces
Other bloggers I follow who haven’t summed up their year can be found along the right side of my blog. Just scroll up a bit.