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Eight Plays a Week
By SANDY MACDONALD
Thursday, October 12, 2017  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    0 comments Share This
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Why a longtime critic hates to let any show pass her by --- I have a habit of reviewing in bulk. I started out, back in the pre-digital era, as a restaurant critic. I'm happy to report that covering theatre is a lot less caloric. But I've retained a disconcerting tendency to go whole hog. Call it completism, if you will. I suffer from a certain perverse...
Why I Enjoy Old Gay Plays
By DREW PISARRA
Monday, August 28, 2017  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    1 comment Share This
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A theatre fan comes out about his love for vintage LGBTQ characters --- What does it mean to be gay? Boy, does that sound passé. But what did it mean decades ago, and what did it look like? Well, it often wasn't very pretty. But I suppose my ongoing fascination with yesteryear's often outdated, sometimes ominous representations of queer folk...
Why Midsummer Is Always On My Mind
By DREW PISARRA
Thursday, July 27, 2017  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Jul 27, 2017  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    1 comment Share This
This is the Shakespeare show that won't let me go --- On Facebook, my friends constantly share which rappers or Real Housewives best reflect their very essence. As for me, I'm not a fan of personality quizzes -- I don't want to be Vanilla Ice or Vicki Gunvalson! -- but if there were one built around Shakespeare's plays, I'm sure I would be pegged...
What Makes Interactive Theatre So Fascinating?
By MARIA INES MARQUES
Wednesday, April 05, 2017  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 5, 2017  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    0 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things Today, translator and dramaturg Maria Inês Marques geeks out with fellow Yalie dramaturg, Nahuel Telleria, about their shared passion for interactive and immersive productions. The discussion was sparked by their experience at Top Secret International (State 1), which...
Let's Geek Out Over Avant-Garde Director Romeo Castellucci
By MARIA INES MARQUES
Monday, October 03, 2016  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    0 comments Share This
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Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things Translator and dramaturg Maria Inês Marques geeks out with fellow Yalie, director Leora Morris, about Romeo Castellucci. The cutting-edge and controversial Italian director and designer recently returned to North America to tour Go Down, Moses, his provocative take...
Let's Geek Out Over Shelagh Delaney's Glorious Play 'A Taste of Honey'
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Monday, September 19, 2016  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    0 comments Share This
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You can see it right now at the Pearl --- Welcome to Geek Out Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things. Through October 30, the Pearl Theatre Company is presenting A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney's 1958 play about Jo, a rowdy, headstrong teenager in working-class England who's trying to make a decent life alongside her equally...
Which Shows Should Have Made It to Broadway?
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Wednesday, July 27, 2016  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    9 comments Share This
Wed Jul 27, 2016  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    9 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things This week, TDF Stages contributor Linda Buchwald geeks out (via Gchat) with TDF Stages associate editor Raven Snook. Today's topic: Broadway-bound shows that didn't make it but deserved to. Linda Buchwald: With The Humans transferring to Broadway and deservedly winning...
What Was It Like to See Judy Garland's Famous Carnegie Hall Show?
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Wednesday, June 15, 2016  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    6 comments Share This
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Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things. This week, TDF Stages contributor Martha Steketee geeks out with retired general manager Albert Poland at his home in Wappinger Falls, New York . In his 43-year career in New York theatre -- which spanned Broadway, Off-Broadway, and off-Off-Broadway venues -- Albert Poland...
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