Category: Off-Off Broadway
'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....
Who Raced Boats, Romanced Dietrich, and Rejected Her Gender?
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Tuesday, March 06, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    5 comments Share This
Tue Mar 6, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    5 comments Share This
Writer-performer Phoebe Legere examines the unconventional life of Joe Carstairs --- "I could die during this show," jokes Phoebe Legere as she soars above the stage in a motorboat in Speed Queen. A fusion of theatre, dance, and video, Legere's solo musical chronicles the groundbreaking life of early 20th-century speedboat champion and oil heiress...
WATCH: JACK
By ANDREW BLOCK
Monday, March 05, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 5, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Meet JACK, an Obie-winning Off-Off Broadway theatre in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. JACK's mission is to "fuel experiments in art and activism, collaborating with adventurous artists and our neighbors to bring about a just and vibrant society." To that end, the venue showcases the work of traditionally marginalized artists, including people of color, women,...
Why Teenage Girls Can't Lose Onstage
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, February 15, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 15, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new play explores the complicated relationship between two adolescent fencers --- It's tempting to compare Gracie Gardner's world-premiere play Athena at JACK to Sarah DeLappe's The Wolves, which recently finished a critically acclaimed run at Lincoln Center Theater. Both are highly physical one acts featuring teenage female athletes bonding, bantering,...
Shining a Spotlight on Mature Female Artists
By PIA CATTON
Tuesday, January 23, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 23, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Lumberyard's fest features three artists long absent from NYC stages --- When the leaders of Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts were planning their multidisciplinary Winter Festival at New York Live Arts, their first priority was simple. "We wanted to do a season of women," says artistic adviser Dan Hurlin, adding that a second guideline soon...
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