Category: Off-Off Broadway
How Do You Translate Desire and Longing Into Theatre?
By ELIZA BENT
Wednesday, October 16, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 16, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Performer and playwright Edgar Oliver conjures a lost friend and a lost city in VICTOR --- Over the summer I ran into playwright, poet and performer Edgar Oliver on the street. We'd met a few times before, so I greeted him with "Edgar! Hello!," perhaps too exuberantly. Unsure whether he remembered me, I added, "I am Eliza. I love your plays!" and...
Resurrecting the Woman Who Raised Him
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Tuesday, October 15, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Oct 15, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Andy Bragen revisits the last years of his mother's life in Notes on My Mother's Decline --- On some nights, Notes on My Mother's Decline feels as much like a memorial service as a show. Although the two characters in Andy Bragen's play are not named, the writer makes it clear that they are based on himself and his late mother, Eugenia M. Bragen....
Broadway Is His Day Job
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, October 03, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 3, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Ty Jones is running the Classical Theatre of Harlem while acting in The Great Society --- The timing was perfect. After a four-year stint on Starz's crime drama Power, Ty Jones' special agent character was about to be killed off when he got offered a role in Broadway's The Great Society, no audition required. Make that multiple roles. Jones portrays...
How Grief Helped Bring the Daughters of Two Theatre Luminaries Together
By CAREY PURCELL
Wednesday, October 02, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Oct 2, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Lily Houghton and director Kylie M. Brown discuss their world-premiere collaboration --- Artists often channel their grief into their work, and that's just what playwright Lily Houghton and director Kylie M. Brown have done with of the woman came the beginning of sin and through her we all die, currently running Off-Broadway. Throughout...
What Can We Learn From Interrogating 'The Jazz Singer?'
By KELUNDRA SMITH
Friday, September 20, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Sep 20, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Why two theatre artists are reclaiming the infamous 1927 film --- Although it was once considered a classic and remade twice, the original Jazz Singer is rarely seen these days. While the 1927 film broke cinematic ground as the first feature with synchronized sound, it's now best remembered as that movie with Al Jolson doing blackface. It's the rags-to-riches...
What If Rabbis Were Kung Fu Fighting?
By DIEP TRAN
Monday, September 09, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Sep 9, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new physical theatre piece turns the Talmud into a butt-kicking adventure --- What do an ancient Jewish holy book and Chinese kung fu flicks have in common? More than you might realize according to writer and director Jesse Freedman. "A couple of years ago, I was watching a kung fu movie and I thought, this reminds me of the Talmud!" he recalls....
When's the Last Time You Tasted, Touched or Played at a Show?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, September 05, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 5, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A pair of offbeat world premieres challenge audiences to experience theatre in unexpected ways --- "I wasn't a very playful child," admits Jonathan Matthews, the co-writer/performer of the dance-theatre piece Play!. As a toddler, he didn't make believe with stuffed animals or action figures because he sensed they had their own feelings and he didn't...
How Do You Remember the House You Grew Up In?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Wednesday, August 28, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Aug 28, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Theater Mitu's latest experimental piece deconstructs the concept of home, with an assist from technology and Chekhov --- Rubén Polendo can clearly explain how he and his Theater Mitu colleagues came up with the elaborate devised theatre piece House (or how to lose an orchard in 90 minutes or less). It's much more difficult for him to explain...
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