Category: Borough Play
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...
WATCH: JACK
By ANDREW BLOCK
Monday, March 05, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 5, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Meet JACK, an Obie-winning Off-Off Broadway theatre in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. JACK's mission is to "fuel experiments in art and activism, collaborating with adventurous artists and our neighbors to bring about a just and vibrant society." To that end, the venue showcases the work of traditionally marginalized artists, including people of color, women,...
Why Teenage Girls Can't Lose Onstage
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, February 15, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 15, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
A new play explores the complicated relationship between two adolescent fencers --- It's tempting to compare Gracie Gardner's world-premiere play Athena at JACK to Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves, which recently finished a critically acclaimed run at Lincoln Center Theater. Both are highly physical one acts featuring teenage female athletes bonding, bantering,...
How Do You Tell an Ugly Story About Our Country?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Wednesday, February 07, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 7, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
A new play examines the 1918 lynchings of Mary Turner and her husband --- A hundred years ago in Valdosta, Georgia, at least a dozen African Americans were lynched within a few days of one another. One of them, Mary Turner, was 20 years old and eight months pregnant. "I was surprised I'd never heard the story before," says LeKethia Dalcoe, an actor,...
Using Our Racially Charged Past to Address Our Present
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, January 31, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 31, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Evan Yionoulis talks about directing Adrienne Kennedy's new play --- Inside the program for He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box at Theatre for a New Audience is a poetic thank-you from the playwright: "This play. Could not have been written without the room Facing trees and the iPad given to me by my son Adam Kennedy And his wife Renee in their...
So You Wanna Be an Activist…
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Tuesday, January 16, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 16, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Milo Cramer examines the conflict between privilege and progressive politics --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond In a spooky little gentrifying town in the not-so-distant future, activists have been driven underground. The fate of the local economy rests on the shoulders of two privileged but...
Why I Love 'Small' Theatre
By DREW PISARRA
Wednesday, November 15, 2017  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Nov 15, 2017  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
A tribute to those "little" shows far too few see --- I've always had a fascination with small things. As a child, I briefly collected foreign stamps, clear marbles, shiny pennies, tiny seashells, smooth stones, refrigerators magnets, and even miniature figurines like Laura did in The Glass Menagerie. I'm sure Freud would have a field day with this...
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