Category: Off-Off Broadway
Finding Current Comedy in an Old Tragedy
By JOSE SOLÍS
Wednesday, July 04, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 4, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
David Carl uses Shakespeare to skewer politicos in Trump Lear --- Late-night talk-show hosts write fresh bits every day to satirize the state of the union. But solo performer and playwright David Carl decided to poke fun at the current POTUS by going back to a 400-year old script: Shakespeare's King Lear. The result, Trump Lear, is much cleverer than...
How the 'Gay Play' Is Evolving
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, June 21, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Jun 21, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Dramatists are exploring LGBTQ life in uncharted ways --- To judge only from Broadway, New York theatre is experiencing a Renaissance of old gay plays, with starry revivals of three landmark dramas that are now period pieces: The Boys in the Band from the '60s, the soon-to-open Torch Song from the '80s and Angels in America from the '90s. But Pride...
Addressing Theatre's Gender Parity Problem
By REGINA ROBBINS
Friday, June 15, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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How Parity Productions is helping female creatives get ahead --- Ludovica Villar-Hauser has been developing, directing and producing shows on both sides of the Atlantic for more than three decades. So she understands firsthand the challenges of being a female theatre-maker in an industry with an ingrained gender parity problem. The lack of women in...
Who's Allowed to Tell This Story?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, June 14, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 14, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
En Garde Arts' new show about the Rwandan genocide asks who owns history --- On the empty ninth floor of an office building in downtown Manhattan, En Garde Arts has conjured two wildly different worlds: the under-construction headquarters for a Manhattan nonprofit, and the rural Rwandan countryside. Those are the settings for Red Hills, the troupe's...
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,...
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