Category: Playwriting
Seeing the Rwandan Genocide Through an Outsider's Eyes
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Tuesday, March 20, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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A new solo show grapples with a bloody period in Africa's history --- Back in 2011 while attending a theatre festival in Rwanda, performer and playwright Sean Christopher Lewis spotted a man in a pink jumpsuit walking through a village market. Intrigued, Lewis asked his local companions about the unusual sartorial choice and was shocked by their answer:...
What If Euripides Had Been Female?
By REGINA ROBBINS
Monday, March 19, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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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...
How Did This Piece of Art Become a Play?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Thursday, March 15, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Inside the 25-year journey of Patrick Dunning's The Signature Project --- The Signature Project, currently running at the Sheen Center, was never meant to be onstage. The brainchild of Dublin-born, Oregon-based visual artist Patrick Dunning, it started back in 1990 as an ambitious 76 foot by 36 foot mural that would use the signatures of 1 million...
Why All Student Activists Should See This Show
By SANDY MACDONALD
Wednesday, March 14, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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There's much to be learned from the South African protest docudrama The Fall --- "Nothing about us without us!" That slogan served as a rallying cry for the University of Cape Town (UCT) students who, in the spring of 2015, demanded a statue of 19th-century British imperialist Cecil Rhodes be removed from campus. Their story is recounted in The Fall,...
What Is the Nature of Violence?
By ELIZA BENT
Tuesday, March 13, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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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....
Finding New Stories in Old Stuff
By DIEP TRAN
Wednesday, March 07, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Folk Wandering investigates the myth of the American Dream --- Walking into Pipeline Theatre Company's new musical Folk Wandering is akin to stepping into a stranger's attic. Unruly piles of ramshackle furniture, battered suitcases, and assorted knickknacks are everywhere -- not just onstage but spilling over into the house of the A.R.T./New York...
Who Raced Boats, Romanced Dietrich, and Rejected Her Gender?
By JUAN MICHAEL PORTER II
Tuesday, March 06, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    5 comments Share This
Tue Mar 6, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    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...
How Much Do You Know About Your Cleaning Lady?
By CAREY PURCELL
Thursday, March 01, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Martyna Majok conjures an all-female immigrant community in queens --- It's fitting that Martyna Majok's new play queens opens at Lincoln Center Theater's Claire Tow Theater on March 5, 2018. The world-premiere drama explores the challenges of being an immigrant in this country, and next Monday is the deadline President Trump set for Congress to address...
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