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What's It Like Being on the Autism Spectrum?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, October 30, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 30, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
In Uncommon Sense, Andrew Duff draws on his real-life experiences --- Of the many breakups, breakdowns, and breakthroughs featured in Uncommon Sense, Tectonic Theater Project's new play about people on the autism spectrum, cast member Andrew Duff's favorite scene involves "Noodle Night." Dan, who's on the spectrum, invites Sarah, who has no official...
This Play's Set in the Future But Speaks to Today
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Friday, October 27, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 27, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Director Lila Neugebauer stages After the Blast at Lincoln Center --- It's been a banner year for Lila Neugebauer and it's not even over yet. The rising director staged world-premiere plays by Obie winner Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Everybody at Signature Theatre) and Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker (The Antipodes at Playwrights Horizons), and two shows...
How Do You Revitalize a Historic Gay Play?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, October 19, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 19, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tony-nominated director Moisés Kaufman explains why Torch Song is forever relevant --- Sometimes great theatre minds think alike. That's what happened when director Moisés Kaufman and playwright Harvey Fierstein each reached out independently to Michael Urie about playing Arnold Beckoff, an adorably neurotic Jewish drag queen looking...
What Do You Hear When You Think of Home?
By GAVIN WHITEHEAD
Tuesday, October 17, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 17, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How veteran sound designer and composer Ryan Rumery approached 'The Home Place' --- What does home sound like? Late Irish dramatist Brian Friel raises that question in The Home Place, and for the play's New York premiere, Irish Repertory Theatre has enlisted Ryan Rumery to come up with an answer. This year's recipient of the Obie Award for Sustained...
Even Though You Know the Ending, You'll Still Cry
By FRANK RIZZO
Monday, October 16, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 16, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Luis Alfaro rewrites Oedipus Rex for our multicultural era --- In Oedipus El Rey, Luis Alfaro's contemporary take on Sophocles's tragedy of patricide and incest currently playing at the Public Theater, the titular character is a recently released convict who finds himself in a "kingdom" of drugs, violence, and Chicano gangs in L.A. And Jocasta? Abused...
Why Is This Artist Singing and Ranting in Her Underwear?
By REGINA ROBBINS
Tuesday, October 10, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 10, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Multihyphenate Diana Oh bares almost all in her latest performance piece --- Lingerie as liberation; lingerie as imprisonment. Lingerie as a tool of the patriarchy and as an expression of queer identity. These are just some of the intriguingly contradictory themes explored in actor-singer-writer Diana Oh's {my lingerie play} 2017: THE CONCERT AND...
Taking 'Measure' of Shakespeare's Language
By DAVID COTE
Friday, October 06, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 6, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Elevator Repair Service deconstructs the Bard's problem play --- In 2013, Nicholas Hytner, the then artistic director of London's National Theatre, wrote an op-ed in which he confessed that Shakespeare perplexes him. John Collins, the artistic director of the Obie-winning experimental theatre troupe Elevator Repair Service, agrees: the Bard is ridiculously...
How Much Does Freedom Cost?
By SUZY EVANS
Thursday, October 05, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 5, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new play explores the personal toll of fighting for civil rights --- Emerging African-American dramatist Jiréh Breon Holder wrote his new play because of his grandmother. The 2016 Yale School of Drama graduate and his nana were watching a movie -- either The Butler or Selma, he can't remember which -- when suddenly she exclaimed, "I knew...
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