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How I Fell For Repertory Theatre
By DAVID DEWITT
Wednesday, May 10, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 10, 2017  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
A critic recalls the summer season that sparked his love for the stage --- I love repertory theatre. I fantasize about a schedule that switches up a handful of diverse plays -- say Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire on Wednesday, Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind on Thursday, and Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) on Friday...
You Know the Story But Not the Musical
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, May 10, 2017  •   Borough Play  •    1 comment Share This
Wed May 10, 2017  •   Borough Play  •    1 comment Share This
A Queens theatre company puts Raisin in the spotlight --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond Over the past 13 years, Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking 1959 drama A Raisin in the Sun, about the struggles of an African-American family in segregated Chicago, has enjoyed two starry Broadway revivals: in 2004...
WATCH: Meet Sanguine Theatre Company
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, May 10, 2017  •   Meet the Theatre  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 10, 2017  •   Meet the Theatre  •    0 comments Share This
Meet Sanguine Theatre Company, where audiences get a direct say in which adventurous play will be produced next. This video was directed by Mark Blankenship and shot and edited by Nicholas Guldner. Meet more theatres here....
New Yorkers Finally Meet Derren Brown
By J. KEITH VAN STRAATEN
Tuesday, May 09, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue May 9, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The magician-artist arrives at the Atlantic Theater --- The next big thing in New York magic is already a British institution. Across the pond, Derren Brown's TV specials and series have drawn millions since 2000. He's appeared on live TV to correctly predict the lottery, play Russian Roulette, and assassinate Stephen Fry. His sold-out tours include...
Making More Space for Latinx Artists
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Friday, May 05, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 5, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Sol Project returns with a new production --- A traumatized doctor named Moisés sits in a washtub filled with pineapples that he repeatedly crushes open and bites into. A badly wounded character whimpers in pain, unattended, in an upstage courtyard while paralyzed townspeople listen. A soldier drags another character away to be beaten....
I'm Glad My Son Fell for Stage Crew
By ROBIN GORMAN NEWMAN
Wednesday, May 03, 2017  •   Design  •    5 comments Share This
Wed May 3, 2017  •   Design  •    5 comments Share This
Though I initially pictured him in the spotlight, I'm glad he found his calling backstage --- In high school I played an Angel in Anything Goes. I vividly recall wearing my mother's retro, form-fitting, olive green, sleeveless gown with baby-pink detailing. I felt like a showgirl prancing about, strutting my stuff. Although singing was not my strength,...
Becoming a Woman With a Scandalous Body
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Wednesday, May 03, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 3, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
The Hottentot Venus was real, but at the same time, she wasn't. That was the persona created for Sarah (Saartjie) Baartman, a black South African woman who was displayed in British freak shows during the early nineteenth century. She was showcased because of her large buttocks, which white Europeans deemed shocking and exotic, and she eventually achieved...
Finding the Personal in the Political
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Monday, May 01, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon May 1, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How one social justice theatre company uses real-life stories to inspire its art --- Last summer, Houses on the Moon, a socially focused, community-committed theatre company, began developing a pair of projects about gun violence. Now, with the subject seemingly in the zeitgeist on stage (On the Exhale, Church & State, and When It's You are just...
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