Category: Borough Play
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...
Why She's Addicted to This Role
By SUZY EVANS
Thursday, November 02, 2017  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Nov 2, 2017  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
How People, Places & Things changed Denise Gough's life --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles During her first audition for Duncan Macmillan's People, Places & Things, Denise Gough started crying. She was reading for the role of Emma, an addict and actress, and delivering a...
You Know the Story But Not the Musical
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, May 10, 2017  •   Borough Play  •    1 comment Share This
Wed May 10, 2017  •   Borough Play  •    1 comment Share This
A Queens theatre company puts Raisin in the spotlight --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond Over the past 13 years, Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking 1959 drama A Raisin in the Sun, about the struggles of an African-American family in segregated Chicago, has enjoyed two starry Broadway revivals: in 2004...
Why Are They Smiling in a Garbage Heap?
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, March 09, 2017  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 9, 2017  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
A new play skewers the selfishly charitable --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond. In Phillip Howze's hilarious, heart-wrenching, and sometimes scabrous Frontiéres Sans Frontières, playing through Mar 25 at the Bushwick Starr, three stateless kids take center stage. They speak a creatively...
The Funny-Sad World of the 1980s Telethon
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, October 13, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 13, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
After a sold-out 2016 run at The Bushwick Starr, Miles for Mary has transferred Off-Broadway to Playwrights Horizons from January 11 to February 25, 2018. This article refers to the original Brooklyn mounting. The Mad Ones riff on high school teachers with passion to spare --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and...
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