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Turning 'Casablanca' Into Experimental Theatre
By DOUG STRASSLER
Thursday, April 13, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 13, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new show stages the film's chaotic history --- Did you know that little people were used during the final scene of Casablanca? Or that fog had to be brought in to make that scene's iconic airplane appear more convincing? If so, then the new show CasablancaBOX might be for you. And even if you didn't know those obscure facts, this production...
Would You Risk You Career to Tell the Truth?
By GAVIN WHITEHEAD
Monday, March 20, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Mar 20, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Ibsen's political classic could've been written last week --- We all know how easy it is to ignore an inconvenient truth. Think of the politicians who deny climate change, a phenomenon almost universally accepted by the scientific community. As it happens, it is that very issue that inspired writer Seth Barrish and director K. Lorrel Manning to...
Finding the Comedy in His Drug Addiction
By EMILY OWENS & HOLLIS JAMES
Wednesday, March 15, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 15, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A performer (and his wife) put his sordid past onstage --- Welcome to Behind the Scene, TDF Stages' ongoing series where theatre artists write about their creative process. When writer/comedian/DJ Hollis James sat down to pen his first play, he had no idea how it would turn out or if it would even see the spotlight of day. But when he showed...
Why Are They Smiling in a Garbage Heap?
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, March 09, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 9, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new play skewers the selfishly charitable --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond. In Phillip Howze's hilarious, heart-wrenching, and sometimes scabrous Frontiéres Sans Frontières, playing through Mar 25 at the Bushwick Starr, three stateless kids take center stage. They speak a creatively...
Remembering High School (With Extra Space Aliens)
By DAVID DeWITT
Tuesday, February 28, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 28, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
In Nibbler, nostalgia takes a trippy turn --- Ken Urban started work on Nibbler in the wake of 9/11, but in all the years since, he figures it's never had a true developmental reading – a one-act production and a workshop or so, but that's it. "I put it away," Urban says. "I don't know why." Moments later, he adds: "I protected it because...
Feminist History, With All the Colors
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, February 22, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 22, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Bull in a China Shop makes space for more women --- Even in its opening lines, Bryna Turner's play Bull in a China Shop wears its ideology proudly on its sleeve: "You want a training ground for good pious wives? F**k that," says Mary Emma Woolley, a real-life feminist portrayed here by Enid Graham. "I'll give you fully evolved human beings." Woolley...
We're Married and Making Plays Together, So Who Does the Dishes?
By AYUN HALLIDAY & GREG KOTIS
Tuesday, February 21, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Feb 21, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Two artistic spouses -- one of whom has two Tonys -- on their latest stage collaboration --- Welcome to Behind the Scene, TDF Stages' ongoing series where theatre artists write about their creative process. Usually when we run artist interviews at TDF Stages, we conduct the conversation. However, when Ayun Halliday (experimental dramatist, indie...
Don't Be Afraid of the Meaning of Life
By ELIZA BENT
Friday, February 17, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 17, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new show asks the biggest questions of all --- So far, it's been a good year for deep thinking in public places. At the end of January—the same night people were gathering at airports across the country to protest the Muslim ban—a line stretched out the door of the Brooklyn Library's main branch. Queued all the way to Eastern Parkway,...
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