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What's the Scariest Part of Growing Old?
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Thursday, September 21, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 21, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Tony winner Deanna Dunagan plays a struggling widow in The Treasurer --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Chicago-based actress Deanna Dunagan -- best known to New York audiences for her Tony-winning turn as the drug-addicted matriarch in August: Osage County -- loves to talk on...
Scenic Design, Take Two
By JANICE SIMPSON
Wednesday, September 20, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 20, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Mary Jane reunites an Obie-winning director with her favorite set designer --- Laura Jellinek was working as a model maker in set designer Mimi Lien's studio when she first met Anne Kauffman, a celebrated theatre director who had already staged productions for Lincoln Center Theater and New York Theatre Workshop. The artists connected and became fans...
Twyla Tharp Does Dylan...Again
By LAUREN KAY
Tuesday, September 19, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 19, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Dancer Matthew Dibble discusses working on the choreographer's latest premiere --- Matthew Dibble is a technical powerhouse. As one of Twyla Tharp's longtime go-to dancers he has to be. Not only is he able to handle her challenging choreography, he also imbues the movements with palpable emotion. Over the years, he's tackled many of her abstract ballets...
Teaching Manners to Build a Community
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Monday, September 18, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Sep 18, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
MCC Theater's new drama focuses on a one-of-a-kind charm school --- Northlight Theatre's artistic director, BJ Jones, was so taken with a 2012 Chicago Tribune story about Gloria Allen, an African-American, sexagenarian transwoman teaching an etiquette class for LGBTQ youth, he asked his friend, playwright Philip Dawkins, to pen a show about it. But...
Got Any Questions for Two Tony Nominees?
Friday, September 15, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 15, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
DUE TO ILLNESS, THIS LIVE CHAT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Kathleen Chalfant and Sarah Ruhl kick off TDF's new live chat series --- We know TDF Stages readers have a lot of thoughts and opinions about theatre. That's why we're so excited to announce our brand-new live chat series during which you can pose questions to theatre artists. For our inaugural...
Two Plays, One Searing Message
By DIEP TRAN
Friday, September 15, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 15, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Signature Theatre mounts a pair of shows by Suzan-Lori Parks --- During In the Blood -- the first of Suzan-Lori Parks' two plays inspired by The Scarlet Letter -- the main character Hester remarks, "I don't think the world likes women very much." That's the brutal takeaway of Blood and its sister work Fucking A, which are being produced in tandem...
WATCH: Kinesis Project Dance Theatre
By ANDREW BLOCK
Thursday, September 14, 2017  •   Meet the Dance Company  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 14, 2017  •   Meet the Dance Company  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Kinesis Project Dance Theatre, an organization that produces concerts, facilitates educational programs, and creates site-specific performances, often outdoors, with diverse communities. This weekend on September 16-17, you can catch Kinesis in action on the rooftop terrace of John Jay College as the company presents TimePiece, or: Another imperfect...
Are You Ready for a Resurrection?
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Wednesday, September 13, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 13, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How a multimedia artist is bringing a Long Island family back to life --- Alison S. M. Kobayashi has an offbeat hobby. "For the past 11 years, I've been collecting found audio recordings, letters, and objects -- usually things that have some sort of trace of the previous owners," she says matter-of-factly, as if everyone does this. Now she has combined...
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