Category: Borough Play
A Virtual Vacation of Desire and Death
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, February 02, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 2, 2016  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Third Rail Projects ups its game with its latest immersive theatre experience --- "Next time, I'll make sure you get more sex and less death," promises Third Rail Projects' Tom Pearson after my night spent exploring The Grand Paradise. Like the theatre company's long-running, Alice in Wonderland-inspired Then She Fell, its new interactive show takes...
Humanity's Future Depends on a Bamboo Dome
By JEFF POTTER
Tuesday, November 10, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Nov 10, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Buckminster Fuller inspires a loopy new comedy --- Welcome to Borough Play, our series on theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond Director Chad Lindsey recalls cringing as he watched his fellow members of the Hook & Eye Theater rehearse a pivotal scene in their new piece, God Is A Verb, a play inspired by the life, theories, and works of the...
An Alcoholism Musical, With Darkness and Hope
By ELIZA BENT
Wednesday, October 14, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 14, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Cynthia Hopkins looks at the many sides of addiction --- Welcome to Borough Play, our series on theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond As a writer, director, musician, and performer, Cynthia Hopkins tends to work from a place of disturbance. Her 2013 piece This Clement World took on urgent matters of the climate crisis while her latest, The...
Attack of the Palindrome Monster
By ELIZA BENT
Tuesday, September 08, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 8, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
How a new comedy makes palindromes from more than just words --- Welcome to Borough Play, our series on theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond Palindromes produce some delightful turns of phrase. "Madam, I'm Adam;" "Able was I, ere I saw Elba;" and a real kingpin: "Go hang a salami! I'm a lasagna hog." People interested in palindromes...
This Operetta is as Unusual as Real Life
By ELIZA BENT
Wednesday, August 12, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    3 comments Share This
Wed Aug 12, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    3 comments Share This
A new show features talking sunbeams and poetic gnats --- Welcome to Borough Play, our exclusive series on theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond Cara Scarmack's Before You Get Too Far Afield, which runs Aug 13 – 23 at JACK in Clinton Hill, is not your everyday play about the every day. For starters it's an operetta in three parts. Time...
How Does Anyone Make It In Black America?
By ELIZA BENT
Tuesday, July 07, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 7, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
With food and conversation, a new play invites us to explore our country's racism --- When we see the president deliver a eulogy in Charleston, or when we walk home through a New York City protest on behalf of Eric Garner, it's impossible to forget that racism and brutality still shape this country. But these flashpoint events are just a small...
There's a Play Happening on the Staten Island Ferry
By ELIZA BENT
Monday, June 29, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jun 29, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
For $1.99, you can download an audio drama set on the ferry -- Is a play still a play when the actors aren't aware they're actors? Is a spectator still a spectator when they become a part of a set? Is a theatre company still a theatre company when it's called This Is Not a Theatre Company? Founded by director Erin B. Mee and playwright Jessie...
Female Pirates on an Actual Boat
By DIEP TRAN
Tuesday, May 26, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 26, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Blood Red Roses revives swashbuckling legends --- What's the best way to spell "arrrgh?" When you're producing a pirate show, that's not an idle question. Just ask Drama of Works, the Brooklyn-based company behind Blood Red Roses: The Female Pirate Project. "Is there a 'u'? An 'e'?" asks performer Emily Hartford, sitting with her fellow...
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