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In This Solo Show, Movement Makes the Monologue
By NED MOORE
Thursday, May 18, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 18, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why director Rachel O'Riordan took a physical approach to Iphigenia in Splott --- At times, the solo show genre can feel old hat. Yet every now and then, a director comes along with a knack for slapping it back to life -- and the audience with it. Rachel O'Riordan's staging of Gary Owen's one-hander Iphigenia in Splott is a jolting example. The story...
Are You Responsible for Your Parents' Hopes?
By DIEP TRAN
Monday, May 15, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 15, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new play ponders what we owe our families --- When Gina Gionfriddo begins a new play, she doesn't set out with a singular message she wants to tell; her approach is more intuitive. "When I sit down to write a play and tell a story, different threads come out," she says. "I generally come up with characters and then let them tell the stories they're...
A Tree (Sort Of) Grows Off-Broadway
By FRANK RIZZO
Thursday, May 11, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 11, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside the magical set design of The Whirligig --- The script calls for an actor to climb a tree and join another character on a large branch as they peer into a friend's bedroom. They remain up there for much of the play. That was the assignment Derek McLane faced when he began designing the set for The Whirligig, the new play by Hamish Linklater...
New Yorkers Finally Meet Derren Brown
By J. KEITH VAN STRAATEN
Tuesday, May 09, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 9, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The magician-artist arrives at the Atlantic Theater --- The next big thing in New York magic is already a British institution. Across the pond, Derren Brown's TV specials and series have drawn millions since 2000. He's appeared on live TV to correctly predict the lottery, play Russian Roulette, and assassinate Stephen Fry. His sold-out tours include...
Becoming a Woman With a Scandalous Body
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, May 03, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 3, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Hottentot Venus was real, but at the same time, she wasn't. That was the persona created for Sarah (Saartjie) Baartman, a black South African woman who was displayed in British freak shows during the early nineteenth century. She was showcased because of her large buttocks, which white Europeans deemed shocking and exotic, and she eventually achieved...
Finding the Personal in the Political
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Monday, May 01, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 1, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How one social justice theatre company uses real-life stories to inspire its art --- Last summer, Houses on the Moon, a socially focused, community-committed theatre company, began developing a pair of projects about gun violence. Now, with the subject seemingly in the zeitgeist on stage (On the Exhale, Church & State, and When It's You are just...
Inside the First-Ever Symposium on Theatre Accessibility
By DOUG STRASSLER
Monday, May 01, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 1, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
TDF hosted a day-long conversation about the future of access --- Note: This article describes a recent symposium that TDF hosted on accessibility in the theatre. If you'd like to read a thorough description of the accessibility services that TDF provides, just go here. On Monday, April 24, Theatre Development Fund hosted an inaugural symposium on...
Do You Really Know the Hooker With a Heart of Gold?
By GAVIN WHITEHEAD
Wednesday, April 26, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 26, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Axis Company rejuvenates a classic play --- You've probably seen pictures of a slum. But what would it feel like to live in one? Director Randy Sharp raises this question in her revival of Sidney Kingsley's Dead End, a 1935 hit on Broadway that later became a Humphrey Bogart picture. Originally, Sharp says, the drama felt necessary because it...
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