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Why This Solo Show Involves Everyone
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, March 08, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Mar 8, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
In On the Exhale, a striking point of view changes how audiences relate to the character --- When an unnamed college professor (played by Marin Ireland) admits her fear of being shot by an unhinged student in On the Exhale, it feels both confessional and conspiratorial. She's revealing a poignant secret and showing us her dark side. Yet at the same...
Playing a Dog and Hen (Who Fall in Love)
By FRANK RIZZO
Tuesday, March 07, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Mar 7, 2017  •   Building Character  •    0 comments Share This
The actors behind the animals in The Moors --- Welcome to Building Character, our ongoing look at actors and how they create their roles. How do you play a massive mastiff – one with a tender heart, cosmic curiosity, and killer instincts? Or how about a dubious moorhen who, despite her typical caution in life, has fallen for someone outside...
The Loyalty of Paul Taylor Dancers
By SUSAN REITER
Monday, March 06, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 6, 2017  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
Artists explain the company's long-term allure --- The 17 members of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, which opens its three-week season at Lincoln Center on March 7, are always listed in order of seniority. The current roster ranges from Michael Trusnovec, whose eloquence and versatility have anchored the Taylor repertory since 1998, to Kristin Draucker,...
Meet the Performeteria Theatres, Part 3!
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Friday, March 03, 2017  •   Performeteria  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Mar 3, 2017  •   Performeteria  •    0 comments Share This
Here are even more companies appearing in Performeteria, TDF's first-ever immersive theatre festival. You can see the festival on Monday, March 20 or Friday, March 24. Get tickets and complete info here. As a reminder, Performeteria features the best of Off-Off-Broadway all in one place. This two-night event, co-presented with Baruch Performing Arts...
WATCH: What Are Previews?
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, March 02, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 2, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
We've got a new video in our Theatre Dictionary! (You can browse all our videos right here.) Check out "Previews," which we made with our friends at The Assembly. Want more? Browse all our Theatre Dictionary videos....
Pay Attention to the Furniture in This Broadway Play
By MARK BLANKENSHIP
Thursday, March 02, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Mar 2, 2017  •   Design  •    0 comments Share This
How the set enhances the story in The Price --- In the current Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's play The Price, a family's history is literally hanging over their heads. But before we get to metaphors, let's start with the story: Running at the American Airlines Theatre in a production from Roundabout Theatre Company, the show is set in an attic...
Wrestling With the Legacy of a Real-Life Attorney
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Wednesday, March 01, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Mar 1, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
A new play takes on William Kunstler --- Playwright Jeffrey Sweet was inspired by a shock of hair and a lanky swagger. "It started off as a fairly pedestrian impulse," Sweet says of his play Kunstler, about the activist attorney William Kunstler. "As I was watching the documentary Disturbing the Universe by Kunstler's daughters Sarah and Emily, I...
Remembering High School (With Extra Space Aliens)
By DAVID DeWITT
Tuesday, February 28, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Feb 28, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
In Nibbler, nostalgia takes a trippy turn --- Ken Urban started work on Nibbler in the wake of 9/11, but in all the years since, he figures it's never had a true developmental reading – a one-act production and a workshop or so, but that's it. "I put it away," Urban says. "I don't know why." Moments later, he adds: "I protected it because...
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