Category: Off-Off Broadway
This Is Not Another Slave Play
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Friday, November 08, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Nov 8, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The immersive Black History Museum takes a satirical look at 400 years of the African-American experience --- Regardless of how you identify, The Black History Museum…According to the United States of America at HERE Arts Center will probably make you uncomfortable. An immersive theatrical experience, the show/exhibition takes audiences on...
Why Is This Woman Covered in Fur and Caged?
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, November 07, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Thu Nov 7, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
After almost a quarter century, Migdalia Cruz's FUR has its belated New York premiere --- Migdalia Cruz, who turns 61 this week, wrote FUR when she was in a very different place in her life. First staged in Chicago in 1995, the absurdist romance about a fur-covered woman has been produced all over the world, including in Turkey and Egypt. After almost...
Putting the Refugee Experience on Stage
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, October 24, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 24, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
This season, a striking number of new (and returning) plays are exploring the plight of the displaced --- Arian Moayed, who was only five years old when he and his family left post-revolutionary Iran, was so moved by "the incredible images and heartbreaking stories" coming from asylum seekers on the U.S.-Mexico border that he felt compelled to do...
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...
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