Category: Off-Off Broadway
Why Teenage Girls Can't Lose Onstage
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, February 15, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 15, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new play explores the complicated relationship between two adolescent fencers --- It's tempting to compare Gracie Gardner's world-premiere play Athena at Jack to Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves, which recently finished a critically acclaimed run at Lincoln Center Theater. Both are highly physical one acts featuring teenage female athletes bonding, bantering,...
Shining a Spotlight on Mature Female Artists
By PIA CATTON
Tuesday, January 23, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 23, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Lumberyard's fest features three artists long absent from NYC stages --- When the leaders of Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts were planning their multidisciplinary Winter Festival at New York Live Arts, their first priority was simple. "We wanted to do a season of women," says artistic adviser Dan Hurlin, adding that a second guideline soon...
So You Wanna Be an Activist…
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Tuesday, January 16, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 16, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Milo Cramer examines the conflict between privilege and progressive politics --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond In a spooky little gentrifying town in the not-so-distant future, activists have been driven underground. The fate of the local economy rests on the shoulders of two privileged but...
Your Guide to January Theatre Festivals
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Friday, January 05, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 5, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Catch cutting-edge performances at these five annual fests --- If it weren't for the weather, you'd think it was summer due to all the performance festivals taking place this month. Adventurous theatregoers can check out experimental, mixed-genre, multimedia, and even international works at bargain-basement prices. The only rub: There's so much to...
I Don't Understand, But I Totally Get It
By NED MOORE
Tuesday, January 02, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Jan 2, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Why this theatre lover enjoys seeing shows in languages he doesn't know --- When I tell people that one of the best productions I've ever experienced was a five-hour adaption of Shakespeare's history plays performed entirely in Dutch, they sometimes assume I'm an idiot, full of sound and fury. But I find seeing theatre in a language I don't understand...
When Getting Tipsy Is Part of the Show
By DREW PISARRA
Thursday, December 21, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 21, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
One theatre lover binges on a sprinkling of alcohol-infused productions --- Why would liquor lovers limit themselves to a glass of wine at intermission when there are shows that integrate drinking into the actual performance? I recently went on the equivalent of a theatrical bar crawl to experience a handful of New York City productions that...
Why You Need to Hear Gordon Hirabayashi's Story
By DIEP TRAN
Friday, December 08, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Dec 8, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Jeanne Sakata's bio play about the late Japanese-American activist is more relevant than ever --- The first time Joel de la Fuente played real-life civil rights activist Gordon Hirabayashi in Jeanne Sakata's one-person play Hold These Truths, he hoped it wouldn't be his last. "Very rarely is there an opportunity where you find something that you're...
Returning 'Awake and Sing!' to Its Yiddish Roots
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, December 04, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Dec 4, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why New Yiddish Rep is mounting Clifford Odets' Depression-set drama --- When New Yiddish Rep artistic director David Mandelbaum decided to produce Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Eugène Ionesco's Rhinoceros, he had to commission special Yiddish versions. But with Clifford Odets' 1935 classic Awake and Sing!, currently running at the...
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