Category: Directing
How Did This Piece of Art Become a Play?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, March 15, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 15, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the 25-year journey of Patrick Dunning's The Signature Project --- The Signature Project, currently running at the Sheen Center, was never meant to be onstage. The brainchild of Dublin-born, Oregon-based visual artist Patrick Dunning, it started back in 1990 as an ambitious 76 foot by 36 foot mural that would use the signatures of 1 million...
What Is the Nature of Violence?
By ELIZA BENT
Tuesday, March 13, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Mar 13, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
The Wholehearted attacks tough questions at Abrons Arts Center --- Ironically, there's something comforting about procedural crime dramas because we know how they will go. Female victim endures a violent, often sexual attack. If she survives, we see her crying and shaking in an interview with the cops. If she doesn't, we see her naked body brutalized....
How the Late Sam Shepard Helped Direct This New Play
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Monday, March 12, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 12, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Daniel Aukin on staging Joshua Harmon's Admissions --- In Joshua Harmon's Admissions, set at a tony New England prep school, über-competitive senior Charlie (played by Ben Edelman) goes on a long rant. If you've seen any of Harmon's previous plays such as Bad Jews or Significant Other, this won't come as a surprise. The playwright has a penchant...
How Much Do You Know About Your Cleaning Lady?
By CAREY PURCELL
Thursday, March 01, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 1, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Martyna Majok conjures an all-female immigrant community in queens --- It's fitting that Martyna Majok's new play queens opens at Lincoln Center Theater's Claire Tow Theater on March 5, 2018. The world-premiere drama explores the challenges of being an immigrant in this country, and next Monday is the deadline President Trump set for Congress to address...
Why Teenage Girls Can't Lose Onstage
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, February 15, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 15, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
A new play explores the complicated relationship between two adolescent fencers --- It's tempting to compare Gracie Gardner's world-premiere play Athena at JACK to Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves, which recently finished a critically acclaimed run at Lincoln Center Theater. Both are highly physical one acts featuring teenage female athletes bonding, bantering,...
What Goes on Inside a Modern Woman's Mind?
By SUZY EVANS
Friday, February 09, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 9, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Kate Benson and director Lee Sunday Evans deliver a feminist take on the rom-com --- When [PORTO] begins, there's nothing to see. The theatre stays dark and the curtain doesn't rise. Then an unidentified voice over the God Mic starts describing how sausage gets made in such excruciating detail that some audience members audibly groan. According...
How Do You Tell an Ugly Story About Our Country?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Wednesday, February 07, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 7, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
A new play examines the 1918 lynchings of Mary Turner and her husband --- A hundred years ago in Valdosta, Georgia, at least a dozen African Americans were lynched within a few days of one another. One of them, Mary Turner, was 20 years old and eight months pregnant. "I was surprised I'd never heard the story before," says LeKethia Dalcoe, an actor,...
Helping Eve Ensler Translate Her Story to the Stage
By SANDY MACDONALD
Monday, February 05, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Feb 5, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Tony winner Diane Paulus directs the activist's memoir-based solo show --- As the artistic director of Cambridge's American Repertory Theatre, Diane Paulus is known for guiding large-scale musicals such as Pippin, Finding Neverland, and Waitress to Broadway. But the Tony winner's latest import is decidedly more intimate: In the Body of the World,...
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