Category: Off-Off Broadway
Meet the Hardest Working Man in New York Theatre
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, August 10, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Aug 10, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Between acting, directing, writing and teaching, Tony nominee Austin Pendleton is always busy -- and that's how he likes it --- While most of his industry peers take a break during the dog days of August, Austin Pendleton is working up a sweat in NYC, juggling multiple projects. Earlier this summer, he spent his days directing the revival of John...
A Murder Mystery with Whimsy and Politics
By ELIZA BENT
Friday, August 03, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Aug 3, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Amina Henry uses her true-crime obsession to make a bold statement in Hunter John and Jane  --- Amina Henry is really into true-crime shows. She loves the way they suck her in and unsettle her mind. But while Hunter John and Jane was inspired by her affinity for the genre, it subverts the familiar formula. Currently running at JACK in Brooklyn,...
Turning a Reality-TV Obsession Into Experimental Theatre
By BILLY MCENTEE
Thursday, August 02, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 2, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Two Yale School of Drama students deconstruct their love for The Real Housewives --- Andy Cohen, the executive producer of The Real Housewives, recently told Seth Meyers that the Bravo franchise is "an escape from reality." But superfans Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley disagree with that assessment. To these two theatre artists, the Housewives aren't...
Dressing a Greek Classic for Tomorrow
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Friday, July 13, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 13, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Lex Liang transports Antigone into the future through costumes --- Lex Liang had never seen a production of Antigone when director Carl Cofield invited him to design the costumes for the Classical Theatre of Harlem's take on Sophocles' tragedy. That was probably a good thing since this is far from a traditional mounting. The company's politically...
Turn Off the News, Tune In to a Socially Conscious Arts Festival
By DOUG STRASSLER
Wednesday, July 11, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 11, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why all the shows in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity are raising funds for various charities --- "This is the most important moment for art that we've had in the last 50 years," says Shaun Peknic, the newly minted artistic director of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (PCTF). Fittingly, the 10th edition of this summer festival features...
Plan Your Next Summer Getaway Around a Show
By DOUG STRASSLER
Monday, July 09, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 9, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Here are highlights at lauded out-of-town theatres in Hudson Valley, the Berkshires and beyond --- While there are still plenty of productions to see in New York over the summer, this is the season when regional theatre really heats up. The Northeast proves to be a mecca for talented artists to revive old chestnuts and debut new works. So peg your...
Where Do You Fit When You're Black, Queer and HIV Positive?
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Thursday, July 05, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Jul 5, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Timothy DuWhite's Neptune has its world premiere at the HOT! Festival --- Throughout July, avant-garde hot spot Dixon Place hosts its annual HOT! Festival: The NYC Celebration of Queer Culture. Since 1992, HOT! has pushed the envelope of LGBTQ performance through eclectic programming that embraces a range of titillations, from good old-fashioned show...
Finding Current Comedy in an Old Tragedy
By JOSE SOLÍS
Wednesday, July 04, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 4, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
David Carl uses Shakespeare to skewer politicos in Trump Lear --- Late-night talk-show hosts write fresh bits every day to satirize the state of the union. But solo performer and playwright David Carl decided to poke fun at the current POTUS by going back to a 400-year old script: Shakespeare's King Lear. The result, Trump Lear, is much cleverer than...
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