Category: Borough Play
Facing the Real Monsters in 'King Kong'
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, December 06, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 6, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
A new satire wrestles with the controversial 1933 classic --- While writing The Making of King Kong, Lisa Clair almost abandoned the project. "It is too big, it is too scary," the recent graduate of Brooklyn College's playwriting program recalls thinking. She wasn't frightened of the oversize title ape; she was wary of the piece's giant themes: racism...
Still Making Provocative Theatre After Seven Decades
By FRANK RIZZO
Monday, November 26, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 26, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Writer-director Peter Brook brings his latest play to Brooklyn --- After more than 70 years in the theatre, writer-director Peter Brook continues to create new productions that challenge and mystify. His latest is The Prisoner, which is making its New York debut at Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn. Co-written and co-directed by Brook's longtime...
Wait, Didn't We Just Watch That Scene?
By ELIZA BENT
Wednesday, October 10, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 10, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Inside David Greenspan's new time- and reality-bending play --- The spark for The Things That Were There was ignited the night David Greenspan agreed to auction off his talents. The five-time Obie winner -- who's as lauded for his performing as his playwriting -- was participating in New Dramatists' signature fundraiser Nocturnal Commissions,...
5 Theatres You Need to Know: Companies in Northwestern Queens
By JOSE SOLÍS
Tuesday, October 02, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 2, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Our series continues with a roundup of theatres in Long Island City, Astoria and Corona --- Last month, we spotlighted Asian-American theatres in NYC. For our second installment of 5 Theatres You Need to Know, we're looking at companies based in northwestern Queens. If you usually think of the borough for baseball and dim sum, let us expand your perspective....
How Do You Dramatize the Downfall of an Autocrat?
By GERARD RAYMOND
Wednesday, September 12, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 12, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
In The Emperor, Haile Selassie's servants tell his story, and they're all played by Kathryn Hunter --- The audience never sees His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie in The Emperor, Colin Teevan's stage adaptation of Ryszard Kapuscinski's eponymous book. But you get a vivid picture of the 20th-century Ethiopian autocrat and his court through memories...
Eleven Collaborators, Three Playlets, One Singular Experience
By JEN GUSHUE
Thursday, August 30, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 30, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Theater Mitu's new show explores war and death from many angles --- How do you create a multimedia meditation on war, death and loss by artistic consensus? That's what Brooklyn-based company Theater Mitu set out to do with Remnant, the inaugural production in the troupe's new Gowanus home. Crafted out of extensive interviews and research conducted...
What Are They Really Wrestling With?
By BILLY MCENTEE
Monday, May 21, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 21, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Experimental theatre-maker Erin Markey explores the nature of intimacy in Singlet --- Erin Markey's Singlet is a wrestling match, both literally and figuratively. It features headlocks and takedowns aplenty, but it's the psychological grappling that propels each of the duets in the performer-playwright's daring world premiere at Brooklyn's Bushwick...
How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors?
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, April 26, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 26, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Working Theater's ambitious five-play series connects disparate NYC communities --- Adam Kraar's new play Alternating Currents is set in a real housing complex in Flushing, Queens called Electchester. It's full of vibrant details only someone familiar with the development would know, such as references to the red-tailed hawks that reside on one of...
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