Category: Off-Off Broadway
Turning a Reality-TV Obsession Into Experimental Theatre
By BILLY MCENTEE
Thursday, August 02, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 2, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Two Yale School of Drama students deconstruct their love for The Real Housewives --- Andy Cohen, the executive producer of The Real Housewives, recently told Seth Meyers that the Bravo franchise is "an escape from reality." But superfans Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley disagree with that assessment. To these two theatre artists, the Housewives aren't...
Dressing a Greek Classic for Tomorrow
By ALLISON CONSIDINE
Friday, July 13, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 13, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How Lex Liang transports Antigone into the future through costumes --- Lex Liang had never seen a production of Antigone when director Carl Cofield invited him to design the costumes for the Classical Theatre of Harlem's take on Sophocles' tragedy. That was probably a good thing since this is far from a traditional mounting. The company's politically...
Turn Off the News, Tune In to a Socially Conscious Arts Festival
By DOUG STRASSLER
Wednesday, July 11, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jul 11, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why all the shows in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity are raising funds for various charities --- "This is the most important moment for art that we've had in the last 50 years," says Shaun Peknic, the newly minted artistic director of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (PCTF). Fittingly, the 10th edition of this summer festival features...
Plan Your Next Summer Getaway Around a Show
By DOUG STRASSLER
Monday, July 09, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jul 9, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Here are highlights at lauded out-of-town theatres in Hudson Valley, the Berkshires and beyond --- While there are still plenty of productions to see in New York over the summer, this is the season when regional theatre really heats up. The Northeast proves to be a mecca for talented artists to revive old chestnuts and debut new works. So peg your...
Where Do You Fit When You're Black, Queer and HIV Positive?
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Thursday, July 05, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Jul 5, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Timothy DuWhite's Neptune has its world premiere at the HOT! Festival --- Throughout July, avant-garde hot spot Dixon Place hosts its annual HOT! Festival: The NYC Celebration of Queer Culture. Since 1992, HOT! has pushed the envelope of LGBTQ performance through eclectic programming that embraces a range of titillations, from good old-fashioned show...
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
Fri Jun 15, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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...
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