Category: Design
You See Their Apartment, But What Are You Missing?
By LYNDA PAUL
Wednesday, May 25, 2016  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 25, 2016  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
A new play digs into apartment envy --- A Better Place takes audiences into the world of NYC apartment living, where fantasy and reality collide in a clash of socially coded cabinets, artfully decorated living rooms, and the watchful, curious, and potentially critical eyes of neighbors and realtors. In this new play by Wendy Beckett, now at the...
This Is Not the 'Streetcar' You Think You Know
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, May 19, 2016  •   Design  •    2 comments Share This
Thu May 19, 2016  •   Design  •    2 comments Share This
A production in Brooklyn blows our expectations apart --- Even if you've never seen it, A Streetcar Named Desire manages to seep into your brain. Without even trying, you end up knowing quotes and stage pictures simply because pop culture references them all the time. As you probably know on some level, the show follows a southern belle named Blanche...
Reading the Light in 'A Long Day's Journey Into Night'
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Tuesday, May 10, 2016  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 10, 2016  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Inside Natasha Katz's Tony-nominated design --- We know James Tyrone is happy because the light around him changes. Telling his son Edmund about the time Edwin Booth -- the great actor! -- praised his talents, he gets so lost in the story that he rises from his chair in his dilapidated summer home. He moves to the front of the stage and basks in the...
Does Making Art Help Us Grieve?
By JACK SMART
Thursday, April 14, 2016  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
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The quest for legacy in the Assembly's new play --- In the Assembly's I Will Look Forward To This Later, now at the New Ohio Theatre, visual art and live performance are inextricably bound. A sculptor mixes clay and water in a bucket onstage. A widow and her late husband's lover taxidermize birds for an installation. Characters talk as one creates...
It's a Levis Commercial, But It Might Tell the Truth
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, March 31, 2016  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
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In William Burke's new play, commercials and poetry collide --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond The playwright William Burke gives off an averse-to-advertising air. His unruly beard existed long before face fuzz was trendy, and he has been known to sport Tevas unironically. (His wife, the actress Julia...
The Sound of the Wood is the Soul of the Play
By NAHUEL TELLERIA
Wednesday, March 23, 2016  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 23, 2016  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
The subtle design of Anne Washburn's new play at Playwrights Horizons --- A wooden kitchen island – anchored to wide, rough-hewn planks – floats amid a sea of black. Above it, skeletal rafters are entangled with verdant branches. Two niche-like entrances stare out from the upstage wall, and a handful of tall grass lurks at the foot of...
His Body Tells the Computer What to Do
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, March 16, 2016  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
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The profoundly human technology of YOUARENOWHERE --- Multimedia artist Andrew Schneider's first love isn't technology; it's performance. In fact, he was trained as an actor and later taught himself how to create videos. "In grad school, I was the performer who was trying to do tech," he recalls. Later, however, when he was hired to create video for...
Jane Austen's Characters: Living, Breathing, Sweating
By MARISA COHEN
Thursday, February 04, 2016  •   Design  •    3 comments Share This
Thu Feb 4, 2016  •   Design  •    3 comments Share This
Inside Bedlam's lively take on Sense & Sensibility --- The creators and stars of Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility are well aware that Jane Austen fans, a notoriously devoted and opinionated group, are going to bring a very critical eye to their adaptation of her beloved novel. As points of comparison, there are already plenty of other interpretations...
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