Category: Off-Off Broadway
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: Meet 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...
So You Wanna Be an Activist…
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Tuesday, January 16, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 16, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Milo Cramer examines the conflict between privilege and progressive politics --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond In a spooky little gentrifying town in the not-so-distant future, activists have been driven underground. The fate of the local economy rests on the shoulders of two privileged but...
Your Guide to January Theatre Festivals
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Friday, January 05, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 5, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Catch cutting-edge performances at these five annual fests --- If it weren't for the weather, you'd think it was summer due to all the performance festivals taking place this month. Adventurous theatregoers can check out experimental, mixed-genre, multimedia, and even international works at bargain-basement prices. The only rub: There's so much to...
I Don't Understand, But I Totally Get It
By NED MOORE
Tuesday, January 02, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Jan 2, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Why this theatre lover enjoys seeing shows in languages he doesn't know --- When I tell people that one of the best productions I've ever experienced was a five-hour adaption of Shakespeare's history plays performed entirely in Dutch, they sometimes assume I'm an idiot, full of sound and fury. But I find seeing theatre in a language I don't understand...
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