Category: Off-Off Broadway
Wait, Didn't We Just Watch That Scene?
By ELIZA BENT
Wednesday, October 10, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 10, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inside David Greenspan's new time- and reality-bending play --- The spark for The Things That Were There was ignited the night David Greenspan agreed to auction off his talents. The five-time Obie winner -- who's as lauded for his performing as his playwriting -- was participating in New Dramatists' signature fundraiser Nocturnal Commissions,...
5 Theatres You Need to Know: Companies in Northwestern Queens
By JOSE SOLÍS
Tuesday, October 02, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 2, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Our series continues with a roundup of theatres in Long Island City, Astoria and Corona --- Last month, we spotlighted Asian-American theatres in NYC. For our second installment of 5 Theatres You Need to Know, we're looking at companies based in northwestern Queens. If you usually think of the borough for baseball and dim sum, let us expand your perspective....
What's New at the Revamped Fringe
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, October 01, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Oct 1, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
After a year hiatus, the New York International Fringe Festival returns with lots of changes --- "New York City should have the best Fringe festival in the world -- and that's not what we had," says Elena K. Holy, the producing artistic director of the New York International Fringe Festival who helped found the event back in 1997. After its 20th edition...
Why You Need to Hear Anna Politkovskaya's Story Right Now
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, September 24, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Sep 24, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The legacy of the late Russian journalist speaks directly to the turmoil of today --- More than a thousand people attended the funeral of Anna Politkovskaya, a respected Russian journalist who was found murdered in the elevator of her Moscow apartment building in 2006. She was well known for investigating atrocities committed during her homeland's...
5 Theatres You Need to Know: Asian-American Companies in NYC
By DIEP TRAN
Monday, September 17, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Sep 17, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Discover new-to-you theatre companies through our new series of themed roundups --- In life, it's easy to stick with what you know. But you should never do that -- especially when it comes to theatre. In New York, we're lucky to have access to hundreds of troupes that are producing new shows all the time. You can't possibly be familiar with all of...
Can 'Antigone' Help Communities Heal?
By JOSE SOLÍS
Monday, September 10, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Sep 10, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why Sophocles' play speaks to the Black Lives Matter movement --- When Antigone in Ferguson opens this week, it will be the second Black Lives Matter-infused take on Sophocles' tragedy to play Harlem this year. But while Classical Theatre of Harlem's version was set in a politically charged dystopian future, Theater of War Productions' mounting tackles...
Black Survivors Matter
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Friday, August 24, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Aug 24, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Geraldine Inoa explores the traumatic aftermath of a police killing in Scraps --- Ever since the Black Lives Matter movement came to prominence after a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, there has been a rash of searing plays about how law enforcement victimizes African American men (Pass Over at Lincoln Center Theater, Kill Move Paradise...
Have You Ever Seen a Show in a Bathtub?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, August 23, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 23, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
WalkUpArts presents a radically intimate solo show in an unlikely venue --- Philip Santos Schaffer pulls back the curtain and introduces himself as "your server and savior" to me and the only other spectator. After chatting idly for a while, he asks if we're thirsty. "Tonight, we're serving only the finest NYC tap," he declares as he turns on the...
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