How Do You Present Dance in a Museum?
Tuesday, May 15, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 15, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Andrea Miller's Gallim Dance company performs in the Met Breuer this month --- On an unseasonably gray afternoon earlier this month, I was one of a handful of visitors wandering the Met Breuer galleries, and the melancholy outside seemed to have seeped into the space. But, once I reached the fifth floor, the mood lifted dramatically. There in a square...
Using Her Hometown to Talk About Being Black in America
Monday, May 14, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 14, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Obie-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau completes her Detroit Project trilogy with Paradise Blue --- Earlier this month, Dominique Morisseau's Signature Theatre residency kicked off with a little drama. At an early preview of her play Paradise Blue, cast member Simone Missick had a scheduling conflict. So Morisseau, who earned a BFA in Acting...
What Happened When Tennessee Williams Met William Inge?
Thursday, May 10, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 10, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Philip Dawkins' new play offers a fictionalized take on the playwrights' early encounters --- Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, Philip Dawkins started doing theatre while still in elementary school. So it's no surprise that he discovered Tennessee Williams at a formative time in his life. "When I was 12, I was looking for monologues to do, and I was...
Why Are These Grown Women Acting Like Teens?
Thursday, May 10, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 10, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Off-Broadway vet Lucy Taylor unleashes her inner 13 year old in Dance Nation --- In Clare Barron's new show Dance Nation at Playwrights Horizons, age isn't a number, it's a state of mind. The quirky one-act explores the camaraderie and competition among the female members of an adolescent dance troupe. Though they're on the cusp of puberty, they're...
His Second Rhyme Around
Wednesday, May 09, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 9, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Why Adam Green is so gung ho about his latest David Ives' show --- Even though he's playing a servant in The Metromaniacs, Adam Green is a master at speaking in rhyme, and he has Tony-nominated dramatist David Ives to thank for that. Produced by Red Bull Theater and currently running at the Duke on 42nd Street, The Metromaniacs is Ives' fourth so-called...
This Grandma's Probably Way Cooler Than Yours
Tuesday, May 08, 2018  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Tue May 8, 2018  •   Acting  •    1 comment Share This
Luba Mason shatters ageist notions in the musical Unexpected Joy --- The amazingly youthful-looking Luba Mason isn't a grandmother in real life, but she doesn't mind playing one onstage -- so long as the character's not a stereotype. That's why she's embracing her role as Joy, a sexually fluid hippie at the center of Unexpected Joy at the York Theatre...
WATCH: New York Deaf Theatre
Tuesday, May 08, 2018  •   Meet the Theatre  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 8, 2018  •   Meet the Theatre  •    0 comments Share This
Meet New York Deaf Theatre, the longest-running company of its kind in New York City and the third oldest Deaf troupe in the U.S. Founded in 1979, NYDT provides an artistic home for actors, creators and designers who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing where they can see their own lives and experiences reflected onstage. NYDT's shows are accessible to both...
'Summer and Smoke,' Stripped-Down and Sexy
Friday, May 04, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 4, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Why Jack Cummings III took a minimalist approach to the Tennessee Williams classic --- At first Classic Stage Company's revival of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke looks a little curious. Pent-up Mississippi maid Alma (played by Tony nominee Marin Ireland) talks about her handkerchief, but her fingers are empty. Her lifelong crush, bad boy Dr....
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