Category: Off-Off Broadway
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...
How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors?
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, April 26, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Apr 26, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Working Theater's ambitious five-play series connects disparate NYC communities --- Adam Kraar's new play Alternating Currents is set in a real housing complex in Flushing, Queens called Electchester. It's full of vibrant details only someone familiar with the development would know, such as references to the red-tailed hawks that reside on one of...
'Symphonie Fantastique' as Rorschach Test
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, April 11, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Apr 11, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Puppeteer Basil Twist revives the abstract show that launched his career --- The other night, MacArthur "genius grant"-winning puppet master Basil Twist spotted a face in his aquatic ballet Symphonie Fantastique, currently enjoying a 20th-anniversary run at HERE Arts Center. Considering Twist conceived the hour-long spectacle as an abstract work set...
What I Learned From Committing Cultural Appropriation
By ELIZA BENT
Thursday, April 05, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Thu Apr 5, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Performer and playwright Eliza Bent shares the backstory of her new solo show --- Welcome to Behind the Scene, TDF Stages' ongoing series where theatre artists write about their creative process. Last summer I was at a dinner party recounting one of my tried-and-true tales. It's about a home movie I made at age 11 in which I portrayed Queen Liliuokalani,...
What If Euripides Had Been Female?
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, March 19, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 19, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The New Collectives offers a feminist slant on those women of Troy --- Before Giverny Petitmermet became the artistic director of The New Collectives -- a NYC-based arts company that both creates new work and reimagines classics -- she spent years performing for pennies Off-Off Broadway. Sometimes the shows were great; often they were not. But when...
What Is the Nature of Violence?
By ELIZA BENT
Tuesday, March 13, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Mar 13, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Wholehearted attacks tough questions at Abrons Arts Center --- Ironically, there's something comforting about procedural crime dramas because we know how they will go. Female victim endures a violent, often sexual attack. If she survives, we see her crying and shaking in an interview with the cops. If she doesn't, we see her naked body brutalized....
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