Category: Off-Off Broadway
What If Rabbis Were Kung Fu Fighting?
By DIEP TRAN
Monday, September 09, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Sep 9, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new physical theatre piece turns the Talmud into a butt-kicking adventure --- What do an ancient Jewish holy book and Chinese kung fu flicks have in common? More than you might realize according to writer and director Jesse Freedman. "A couple of years ago, I was watching a kung fu movie and I thought, this reminds me of the Talmud!" he recalls....
When's the Last Time You Tasted, Touched or Played at a Show?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, September 05, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 5, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A pair of offbeat world premieres challenge audiences to experience theatre in unexpected ways --- "I wasn't a very playful child," admits Jonathan Matthews, the co-writer/performer of the dance-theatre piece Play!. As a toddler, he didn't make believe with stuffed animals or action figures because he sensed they had their own feelings and he didn't...
How Do You Remember the House You Grew Up In?
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Wednesday, August 28, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Aug 28, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Theater Mitu's latest experimental piece deconstructs the concept of home, with an assist from technology and Chekhov --- Rubén Polendo can clearly explain how he and his Theater Mitu colleagues came up with the elaborate devised theatre piece House (or how to lose an orchard in 90 minutes or less). It's much more difficult for him to explain...
5 Theatres You Need to Know: Harlem Theatres
By REGINA ROBBINS
Friday, August 16, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Aug 16, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Where to see dance, music and theatre performances in the uptown Manhattan neighborhood --- For the past decade or so, the media has raved about the new Harlem Renaissance. But longtime locals know the neighborhood never stopped being a cultural hot spot, even during the lean years. Of the five Harlem theatres we're highlighting today, three have...
How African-American Classics Are Inspiring a New Generation of Black Writers
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Monday, August 12, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Aug 12, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The work of Ntozake Shange fuels six new plays at the annual 48Hours in…™ Harlem --- In a lovely play called More Love, Less Suicides, a man and a woman engage in a back-and-forth about how they want to love one another. "Love me and I'll cry over your dead body," she says. He agrees to consider it: "I say we should probably meet first."...
11 Summer Theatre Festivals to Try in NYC
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, July 12, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jul 12, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
For adventurous theatregoers, summer is the most exciting season in New York. Throughout July and August, the city hosts an array of festivals featuring new shows in various stages of development. Ambitions are usually high while prices are typically low. In fact, TDF members can snag $11 tickets to many offerings at these 11 eclectic fests, so you...
How a Planned Rom-Com Transformed Into a Serious Exploration of Captivity
By CAREY PURCELL
Tuesday, July 09, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jul 9, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Winter Miller on the unexpected trajectory of her world-premiere play No One Is Forgotten --- For years Winter Miller has been telling her playwriting students to "follow your yes," encouraging them to trust their instincts. For her new drama No One Is Forgotten at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, she found herself taking her own advice -- not just...
5 Theatres You Need to Know: Puppet Theatres in NYC
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Thursday, June 20, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jun 20, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Where to see marionettes and other puppets on stage, including cutting-edge shows for grown-ups --- The heyday of the year-round, brick-and-mortar puppet theatre may have passed with the closing of Greenwich Village's Bil Baird Marionette Theater, where I got my first job, at age 11, as an usher. But you can still find plenty of puppets on NYC stages....
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