Category: Off-Off Broadway
Using 'The X-Files' to Talk About the Things That Haunt Us
By JOSE SOLÍS
Friday, March 08, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Mar 8, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas' new experimental play Recent Alien Abductions is an engaging enigma --- Few television shows have haunted the collective imagination as much as The X-Files. The sci-fi series -- which ran on Fox for 11 seasons and spawned two feature films -- centered on the paranormal adventures of FBI agents Mulder and Scully, played...
Is American Assimilation a Dream or a Nightmare?
By CAROLINE CAO
Tuesday, March 05, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Mar 5, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Playwright-performer Kristine Haruna Lee examines the duality of immigrant identity in Suicide Forest --- Intergenerational and cultural tensions, misogyny and trauma are the entangled themes explored in Suicide Forest, an experimental play interrogating Asianhood and assimilation. Currently running at Brooklyn's The Bushwick Starr in association...
Barbara Walsh on Her Turbulent New Role
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, February 15, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 15, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony nominee serves snacks and sass in the immersive absurdist comedy Bonnie's Last Flight --- Even though Barbara Walsh has made a living doing what she loves for the past four decades, she still vividly remembers when she didn't. "I waited tables like a lot of actors do, and I had an office job for about 10 seconds until I broke the Xerox machine,"...
'Spaceman,' Take Two
By NED MOORE
Wednesday, February 13, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 13, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
After having to abort the mission last year, a sci-fi show counts down to opening --- Making theatre is never easy, but the process has been especially arduous for the creators of Spaceman, a psychological thriller finally landing Off-Off Broadway after a yearlong delay. Set inside a life-size space module, Loading Dock Theatre's one-woman show chronicles...
Is Porn Empowering or Degrading for Women?
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Tuesday, February 12, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 12, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Inspired by a true story, Exposed explores female sexuality in the modern age --- At a time when students take out an average of $37,172 in loans to pay for college, it's no wonder young people are desperate to find ways to avoid such debilitating debt. Recognize Theatre's Exposed at MCS Theatre explores the journey of one such undergraduate, an enterprising...
A New Home and a New Show for a Venerable Queens Theatre Company
By JOSE SOLÍS
Friday, February 08, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 8, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Astoria Performing Arts Center mounts its first production in its new space --- Last Labor Day weekend, as most New Yorkers basked in the last vestiges of summer, a Queens theatre company was saying goodbye to its decade-long home. The folks at Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) had known for months that their lease at the Good Shepherd United...
Looking for a New Life at a Funeral Home
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Wednesday, February 06, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 6, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How City of No Illusions explores the connection between death and immigration --- In City of No Illusions, a young Syrian refugee named Saad takes a job in a Buffalo, NY funeral parlor run by two elderly sisters. As he makes his way around the coffins, he's shocked to come face-to-face with Agent Ramirez from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Saad...
How Do You Go From 40 to 60 to 10 in 100 Minutes?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 25, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 25, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Two-time Tony nominee Johanna Day talks about starring in the nonlinear play Joan --- Last fall when Johanna Day's agent called her about doing Stephen Belber's new play Joan, she immediately shut him down. "I said, 'No, I'm not doing it, and don't send it to me because I know I'll like it because it's Stephen Belber,'" she recalls. A lauded stage...
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