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Teaching Manners to Build a Community
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Monday, September 18, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Sep 18, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
MCC Theater's new drama focuses on a one-of-a-kind charm school --- Northlight Theatre's artistic director, BJ Jones, was so taken with a 2012 Chicago Tribune story about Gloria Allen, an African-American, sexagenarian transwoman teaching an etiquette class for LGBTQ youth, he asked his friend, playwright Philip Dawkins, to pen a show about it. But...
Got Any Questions for Two Tony Nominees?
Friday, September 15, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 15, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Kathleen Chalfant and Sarah Ruhl kick off TDF's new live chat series --- We know TDF Stages readers have a lot of thoughts and opinions about theatre. That's why we're so excited to announce our brand-new live chat series during which you can pose questions to theatre artists. For our inaugural edition, join Tony-nominated actress Kathleen Chalfant...
Two Plays, One Searing Message
By DIEP TRAN
Friday, September 15, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 15, 2017  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Signature Theatre mounts a pair of shows by Suzan-Lori Parks --- During In the Blood -- the first of Suzan-Lori Parks' two plays inspired by The Scarlet Letter -- the main character Hester remarks, "I don't think the world likes women very much." That's the brutal takeaway of Blood and its sister work Fucking A, which are being produced in tandem...
WATCH: Kinesis Project Dance Theatre
By ANDREW BLOCK
Thursday, September 14, 2017  •   Meet the Dance Company  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 14, 2017  •   Meet the Dance Company  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Kinesis Project Dance Theatre, an organization that produces concerts, facilitates educational programs, and creates site-specific performances, often outdoors, with diverse communities. This weekend on September 16-17, you can catch Kinesis in action on the rooftop terrace of John Jay College as the company presents TimePiece, or: Another imperfect...
Are You Ready for a Resurrection?
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Wednesday, September 13, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 13, 2017  •   Off-Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How a multimedia artist is bringing a Long Island family back to life --- Alison S. M. Kobayashi has an offbeat hobby. "For the past 11 years, I've been collecting found audio recordings, letters, and objects -- usually things that have some sort of trace of the previous owners," she says matter-of-factly, as if everyone does this. Now she has combined...
Back-to-Back Blair Brown
By DOUG STRASSLER
Friday, September 08, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 8, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony winner returns to the stage in a pair of consecutive plays --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Blair Brown may be best known for her TV roles, especially the titular divorced baby boomer in The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd and Martha Stewart-style convict Judy King on the...
Looking for the Roots of Rape Culture
By DIANE SNYDER
Thursday, September 07, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 7, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Playwrights Realm's new show examines the aftermath of a high school sexual assault --- You don't expect a play dealing with rape to contain much humor. But little about The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias is conventional. Produced by Playwrights Realm, a theatre company devoted to early career dramatists, the show uses satire and dark...
Your Broadway Fall Preview! 2017 Edition
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, September 05, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Sep 5, 2017  •   Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A guide to 15 upcoming (or recently opened) productions Although the 2017-2018 Broadway season officially began when 1984 debuted back in June, it kicks into high gear this fall with 12 new productions bowing on the boards. (We've also included three that opened over the summer.) As usual, autumn brings more plays than musicals, and you'll have...
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