Category: Off-Off Broadway
Creating the Writing on the Wall, Literally
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, June 13, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jun 13, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How This Is Modern Art brings graffiti culture to the stage --- Graffiti and theatre make uneasy bedfellows. Case in point: When Jessica Burr, the artistic director of experimental physical theatre company Blessed Unrest, decided to mount This Is Modern Art at Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop, the venue gave her one rule: no spray painting....
A Woolf in Experimental Clothing
By ELIZA BENT
Friday, June 08, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jun 8, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Elevator Repair Service sends up and adds on to Albee's seminal play --- Obie-winning avant-garde theatre company Elevator Repair Service (ERS) is known for deconstructing classics and transforming them into bold new works, whether it's an eight-hour reimagining of The Great Gatsby, The Sun Also Rises with dance breaks or a screwball comedy take...
How Many Themes Can You Find in 'the hollower'?
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, May 31, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Thu May 31, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
How 17th-century Canadian history inspired this meditation on contemporary sexuality --- The performance of femininity; 17th-century Canadian history; a half-man, half-pig podcaster; Claymation and morbid doo-wop songs. All of these disparate elements figure in the hollower, an ambitious new play by Liza Birkenmeier. Produced by New Light Theater...
Autism and Other Disabilities Don't Stop These Actors
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Tuesday, May 29, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 29, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Meet EPIC Players, a "neuro-inclusive" theatre company mounting The Tempest --- "Oh brave new world that has such people in't," declares Miranda toward the end of The Tempest. For the EPIC Players, who are performing the Shakespeare classic at the Flea Theater, that line has a special resonance. Of the 20 cast members, 16 have developmental disabilities,...
What Are They Really Wrestling With?
By BILLY MCENTEE
Monday, May 21, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 21, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Experimental theatre-maker Erin Markey explores the nature of intimacy in Singlet --- Erin Markey's Singlet is a wrestling match, both literally and figuratively. It features headlocks and takedowns aplenty, but it's the psychological grappling that propels each of the duets in the performer-playwright's daring world premiere at Brooklyn's Bushwick...
Three Plays to Put on Your Summerworks Radar
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, May 17, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu May 17, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Clubbed Thumb's annual theatre festival is an incubator for up-and-coming playwrights --- You probably won't recognize the names Trish Harnetiaux, Angela Hanks and Will Arbery, but if you're a lover of offbeat new plays, commit them to memory. They're the three emerging dramatists featured in this year's Summerworks, Clubbed Thumb's annual theatre...
WATCH: New York Deaf Theatre
By ANDREW BLOCK
Tuesday, May 08, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 8, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Meet New York Deaf Theatre, the longest-running company of its kind in New York City and the third oldest Deaf troupe in the U.S. Founded in 1979, NYDT provides an artistic home for actors, creators and designers who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing where they can see their own lives and experiences reflected onstage. NYDT's shows are accessible to both...
Why You Need to Hear Charles Ignatius Sancho's Story
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, April 27, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Apr 27, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Paterson Joseph's bio show spotlights a forgotten black pioneer --- You've probably never heard of Charles Ignatius Sancho, the first black Briton to vote back in 1774. Playwright/ performer Paterson Joseph, who is also black and British, hadn't either until he discovered Gretchen Gerzina's book Black England. A classically trained actor known for...
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