Category: Geek Out Freak Out
What's the Craziest Audience Participation You've Ever Seen at the Theatre?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, March 09, 2020  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 9, 2020  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    0 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Juan Michael Porter II, a dancer, teacher and playwright who's contributed articles to Time Out New York, Broadway World, HuffPost and TDF Stages. Today's topic: the wackiest audience...
What Makes Site-Specific Revivals So Powerful?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, November 22, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    5 comments Share This
Fri Nov 22, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    5 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Juan Michael Porter II, a dancer, teacher and playwright who's contributed articles to Time Out New York, Broadway World, HuffPost and TDF Stages. Today's topic: The coolest site-specific...
Wild Changes to Classic Shows: How Far Is Too Far?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, November 13, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    57 comments Share This
Wed Nov 13, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    57 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Christina Trivigno, TDF's Director of Digital Strategy and a bona fide theatre nerd. Today's topic: Inspired by Ivo van Hove's truncated and intermissionless production of West Side Story,...
Let's Geek Out Over Live TV Musicals
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, October 28, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    3 comments Share This
Mon Oct 28, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    3 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Christina Trivigno, TDF's Director of Digital Strategy and a bona fide theatre nerd. Today's topic: Live TV musicals -- which ones floundered, which ones went swimmingly and our hopes...
Does It Work When Broadway Shows Transfer Off-Broadway?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, August 09, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Aug 9, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    2 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Christina Trivigno, TDF's Director of Digital Strategy and a bona fide theatre nerd. Today's topic: Do Broadway shows lose anything when they transfer Off-Broadway? And which closed Broadway...
What Changes Did Your School Make to Shows So They'd Be Less Controversial?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, June 18, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    10 comments Share This
Tue Jun 18, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    10 comments Share This
Whether staff cut swearwords or swastikas, or asked for script rewrites, we want to hear your stories --- Last fall, when I read that the principal of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts demanded that swastikas be scrapped from a student production of The Sound of Music, I was reminded of my own experience...
Why It's Awesome When Characters in Straight Plays Dance
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Wednesday, December 12, 2018  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Dec 12, 2018  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    1 comment Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages contributor Linda Buchwald geeks out with fellow Drama Desk nominator and journalist, Doug Strassler. Today's topic: dance sequences in straight plays Linda Buchwald: I came up with the idea for this GOFO when I saw Teenage Dick, Mike Lew's...
5 Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month Through Theatre
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, March 09, 2018  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Mar 9, 2018  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    1 comment Share This
How to support female and trans artists this month -- and beyond --- Theatre has long loved its divas. But when it comes to women performing other artistic roles -- playwright, director, designer -- the industry has an inequality problem. While there's certainly been some notable progress in recent years, theatre is still far from achieving gender...
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