So You Wanna Be an Activist…
Tuesday, January 16, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 16, 2018  •   Borough Play  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Milo Cramer examines the conflict between privilege and progressive politics --- Welcome to Borough Play, our look at theatre in Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond In a spooky little gentrifying town in the not-so-distant future, activists have been driven underground. The fate of the local economy rests on the shoulders of two privileged but...
Passing the Mic to Generation NYZ
Friday, January 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
NYC youths share their lives in the latest edition of Undesirable Elements --- Would you have the courage to get up and talk about your life in front of an audience of strangers? No character to protect you, no fourth wall to hide behind. Just a microphone, a music stand, and your no-holds-barred truth. That's what seven New York City youths are doing...
When John Lithgow Called, He Said Yes
Thursday, January 11, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 11, 2018  •   Directing  •    0 comments Share This
How director Daniel Sullivan is helping the actor honor his father --- Tony-winning director Daniel Sullivan is known for helming complex, multicharacter plays on Broadway, from sumptuous period pieces like last season's revival of The Little Foxes, to new works by the likes of David Auburn, Donald Margulies, and David Lindsay-Abaire. So what's he...
WATCH: The Fire This Time Festival
Thursday, January 11, 2018  •   Meet the Theatre  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 11, 2018  •   Meet the Theatre  •    0 comments Share This
Meet The Fire This Time Festival, which showcases early-career playwrights of African and African-American descent. Part participants include Katori Hall (the Broadway MLK bio play The Mountaintop); Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67 at the Public, Pipeline at Lincoln Center); and Ngozi Anyanwu, whose Off-Broadway debut The Homecoming Queen kicked off...
This Is Not Just a Dance Festival
Tuesday, January 09, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 9, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Roxy + Company's new fest showcases multidisciplinary collaborations --- Growing up in Los Angeles, Roxanne Gordon never considered a career as a dance-maker. Yet she was always fascinated by movement and often used it as a mode to communicate when words failed her. At Kenyon College, she started studying dance as well as philosophy. Pursuing such...
30 Years of Introducing Teens to Theatre
Monday, January 08, 2018  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jan 8, 2018  •   Meet the Member  •    0 comments Share This
Welcome to Meet the Member, where TDF members share theatrical stories. Today's member: Arthur Goldstein, a New York City public school teacher who brings students to shows via the TDF Introduction to Theatre arts education program --- Traditionally these Meet the Member columns have been structured as Q&As. But Arthur is such a compelling and...
Your Guide to January Theatre Festivals
Friday, January 05, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 5, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Catch cutting-edge performances at these five annual fests --- If it weren't for the weather, you'd think it was summer due to all the performance festivals taking place this month. Adventurous theatregoers can check out experimental, mixed-genre, multimedia, and even international works at bargain-basement prices. The only rub: There's so much to...
Opera Is Becoming More Diverse. It's About Time.
Thursday, January 04, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 4, 2018  •   Musicals  •    0 comments Share This
How composers of color are pushing the genre in new directions --- I moved to New York City in 2011 to be a theatre journalist, and in addition to becoming a bona fide Broadway baby, I also planned to regularly attend the other "high" performing arts: dance, the symphony, and especially the opera. Yet I soon gave up on becoming a connoisseur of the...
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