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It's a Play, Not a History Lesson
By HOWARD SHERMAN
Monday, November 13, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Nov 13, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-winning dramatist Richard Nelson reflects on the early days of Shakespeare in the Park --- A beloved summer tradition for theatregoers, the Public Theater's free, star-studded Shakespeare in the Park may seem as old as Central Park itself. But in the late 1950s, the New York Shakespeare Festival (as it was originally known) was still a nascent...
Why This 1992 Play Still Feels Fresh
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, November 10, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 10, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How What We're Up Against examines office sexism --- The timing of Theresa Rebeck's What We're Up Against is uncanny. Although the dark comedy about a woman fighting for her due in an overwhelmingly male workplace was written in 1992, it's enjoying a belated New York premiere at a moment when stories about men abusing their power are breaking almost...
How This Show Helped Birth Off-Off Broadway
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, November 03, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 3, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Everett Quinton celebrates the Ridiculous Theatrical Company's 50th birthday --- Charles Ludlam's Conquest of the Universe or When Queens Collide didn't always have two titles. When the playwright and performer penned the raucous comedy in 1967, he planned to do it with John Vaccaro and his Playhouse of the Ridiculous. But a rift between the two men...
What's It Like Being on the Autism Spectrum?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, October 30, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 30, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
In Uncommon Sense, Andrew Duff draws on his real-life experiences --- Of the many breakups, breakdowns, and breakthroughs featured in Uncommon Sense, Tectonic Theater Project's new play about people on the autism spectrum, cast member Andrew Duff's favorite scene involves "Noodle Night." Dan, who's on the spectrum, invites Sarah, who has no official...
This Play's Set in the Future But Speaks to Today
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Friday, October 27, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 27, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Director Lila Neugebauer stages After the Blast at Lincoln Center --- It's been a banner year for Lila Neugebauer and it's not even over yet. The rising director staged world-premiere plays by Obie winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Everybody at Signature Theatre) and Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker (The Antipodes at Playwrights Horizons), and two shows...
How Do You Revitalize a Historic Gay Play?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, October 19, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 19, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-nominated director Moisés Kaufman explains why Torch Song is forever relevant --- Sometimes great theatre minds think alike. That's what happened when director Moisés Kaufman and playwright Harvey Fierstein each reached out independently to Michael Urie about playing Arnold Beckoff, an adorably neurotic Jewish drag queen looking...
Even Though You Know the Ending, You'll Still Cry
By FRANK RIZZO
Monday, October 16, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 16, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Luis Alfaro rewrites Oedipus Rex for our multicultural era --- In Oedipus El Rey, Luis Alfaro's contemporary take on Sophocles's tragedy of patricide and incest currently playing at the Public Theater, the titular character is a recently released convict who finds himself in a "kingdom" of drugs, violence, and Chicano gangs in L.A. And Jocasta? Abused...
How Much Do You Know About Alaska?
By DIEP TRAN
Friday, October 13, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 13, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Ping Chong + Company's new multimedia work spotlights the 49th state --- Gary Upay'aq Beaver was raised in a remote village in Alaska called Kasigluk, population 560. It's home to the Yup'ik tribe, indigenous to the region. And yet in that remote landscape, surrounded by tundra, Beaver grew up wanting to be on stage. Unfortunately, there is no theatre...
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