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Dispelling African Stereotypes Through Theatre
By JANICE SIMPSON
Monday, January 22, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jan 22, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Ngozi Anyanwu makes her Off-Broadway debut at Atlantic Theater Company --- Ngozi Anyanwu was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and had what she describes as a typical American childhood in the suburbs of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Her parents, in contrast, grew up in small villages in southeastern Nigeria. Every time Anyanwu, now 35, traveled...
Reexamining the Life of a Civil Rights Icon
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 19, 2018  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 19, 2018  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Obie winner Roslyn Ruff resurrects Malcolm X's wife --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Roslyn Ruff is so regal and commanding that she's been cast as the wives of two civil rights icons over the course of her extensive stage career. In 2014, she portrayed Coretta Scott King in the...
Malpaso Is Ready to Re-Joyce
By SUSAN REITER
Thursday, January 18, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 18, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Despite much political uncertainty, a Cuban dance company returns to NYC --- Malpaso Dance Company does not waste time. Based in Havana, this adventurous contemporary troupe has evolved at lightning speed since it was founded a little over five years ago. By May 2014, Malpaso had its inaugural New York season at the Joyce Theater, and this week the...
Channeling Diverse Reactions to a Tragedy
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, January 17, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 17, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Dael Orlandersmith's new solo show offers a multiperspective response to Ferguson --- Michael Brown. Ferguson, Missouri. Hands up, don't shoot! Black Lives Matter. Regardless of your political leanings, these words invariably stir up powerful emotions more than three years after Brown's death at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson. In the immediate...
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...
Passing the Mic to Generation NYZ
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
NYC youths share their lives in the latest edition of Undesirable Elements --- Would you have the courage to get up and talk about your life in front of an audience of strangers? No character to protect you, no fourth wall to hide behind. Just a microphone, a music stand, and your no-holds-barred truth. That's what seven New York City youths are doing...
When John Lithgow Called, He Said Yes
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Thursday, January 11, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 11, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How director Daniel Sullivan is helping the actor honor his father --- Tony-winning director Daniel Sullivan is known for helming complex, multicharacter plays on Broadway, from sumptuous period pieces like last season's revival of The Little Foxes, to new works by the likes of David Auburn, Donald Margulies, and David Lindsay-Abaire. So what's he...
WATCH: The Fire This Time Festival
By ANDREW BLOCK
Thursday, January 11, 2018  •   Meet the Theatre  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 11, 2018  •   Meet the Theatre  •    0 comments Share This
Meet The Fire This Time Festival, which showcases early-career playwrights of African and African-American descent. Part participants include Katori Hall (the Broadway MLK bio play The Mountaintop); Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67 at the Public, Pipeline at Lincoln Center); and Ngozi Anyanwu, whose Off-Broadway debut The Homecoming Queen kicked off...
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