Category: Off-Off Broadway
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...
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
Wars of the Roses: Henry VI & Richard III is having a brief encore run at Theater for the New City December 3 to 5. At press time, discount tickets were available. 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...
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...
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