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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...
Protecting Your Indie Spirit in Brooklyn
By LAUREN KAY
Thursday, April 09, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 9, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
In a new home, Triskelion Arts helps keep scrappy dance alive --- In 2000, five young dancers rented a loft on a mostly-deserted street in a still-questionable Brooklyn neighborhood called Williamsburg. They toiled to make Triskelion Arts, the new space, a home not only for their own choreographic endeavors, but also a center for artists searching...
An MS Diagnosis Becomes a Sci-Fi Lounge Act
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, March 26, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 26, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Lisa R. Clair turns her medical condition into a trippy musical performance --- For playwright/actor Lisa R.Clair, receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis was an oddly enlightening artistic moment. "I thought, 'At least now I have an ending for my show,'" she deadpans. Clair's What's YOUR Problem? A Deep Space Lounge Act, which she...
Can We Put a Perfect World On Stage?
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, March 05, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 5, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
By ELIZA BENT Welcome to Borough Play, our exclusive series on theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond What is it about the idea of a perfect community that's so alluring? And is the attempt to make art all that different from the quest to create a utopia? Members of the theatre ensemble Piehole found themselves wrestling with these questions...
If You're Only 40, How Do You Play an 80 Year Old?
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, February 26, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 26, 2015  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Actors are often told to make a character "their own." But what exactly does that mean? And how do actors put themselves into a role when they're playing someone who's almost twice their age? For the 40-year-old performer Elizabeth Dement, who stars as an 80-year-old retiree in Christina Masciotti's Social Security, at the Bushwick Starr Feb. 25...
What Exactly Is Queens-Style Dance?
By LAUREN KAY
Monday, October 20, 2014  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 20, 2014  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
In dance reputation terms, Manhattan has made its mark with stalwart institutions like American Ballet Theatre and Lincoln Center, as well as 1960s-bred, avant-garde downtown companies. Brooklyn's dancescape is known for Mark Morris, BAM, and even more experimental flavors. But do audiences ever think of---or even recognize---what could be called "Queens-style"...
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