Addressing Theatre's Gender Parity Problem
Friday, June 15, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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How Parity Productions is helping female creatives get ahead --- Ludovica Villar-Hauser has been developing, directing and producing shows on both sides of the Atlantic for more than three decades. So she understands firsthand the challenges of being a female theatre-maker in an industry with an ingrained gender parity problem. The lack of women in...
Increasing Opportunities for Actors with Disabilities, Including Himself
Friday, June 15, 2018  •   Acting  •    0 comments Share This
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Gregg Mozgala stars in Teenage Dick --- Two years ago, when I first interviewed Gregg Mozgala, a performer with cerebral palsy, he said he was typically called in to audition just a few times annually. But he noted an encouraging milestone: 2016 was the first year that he had been acting professionally when he had two auditions in one week. However,...
Who's Allowed to Tell This Story?
Thursday, June 14, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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En Garde Arts' new show about the Rwandan genocide asks who owns history --- On the empty ninth floor of an office building in downtown Manhattan, En Garde Arts has conjured two wildly different worlds: the under-construction headquarters for a Manhattan nonprofit, and the rural Rwandan countryside. Those are the settings for Red Hills, the troupe's...
Creating the Writing on the Wall, Literally
Wednesday, June 13, 2018  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
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How This Is Modern Art brings graffiti culture to the stage --- Graffiti and theatre make uneasy bedfellows. Case in point: When Jessica Burr, the artistic director of experimental physical theatre company Blessed Unrest, decided to mount This Is Modern Art at Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop, the venue gave her one rule: no spray painting....
Brush Up Your Shakespur
Tuesday, June 12, 2018  •   Musicals  •    1 comment Share This
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How the Bard inspired a Wild West musical comedy --- Though it's categorized as a comedy and ends with multiple weddings, Measure for Measure has long been considered one of Shakespeare's "problem plays." It's a morally complex tale rife with abuse of power, sexual blackmail and some seriously toxic masculinity as corrupt judge Angelo demands nun...
Tony Award Winners 2018
Sunday, June 10, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Sun Jun 10, 2018  •   Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles hosted the Tony Awards tonight at Radio City Music Hall and we've got the complete list of winners below. (Click here for the list of nominees.) If you put The Band's Visit down for pretty much everything it was nominated for, you probably won your Tony pool! The tuner took home 10 awards, including Best Musical, Best...
A Woolf in Experimental Clothing
Friday, June 08, 2018  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
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Elevator Repair Service sends up and adds on to Albee's seminal play --- Obie-winning avant-garde theatre company Elevator Repair Service (ERS) is known for deconstructing classics and transforming them into bold new works, whether it's an eight-hour reimagining of The Great Gatsby, The Sun Also Rises with dance breaks or a screwball comedy take...
These Men Are Making New Moves
Thursday, June 07, 2018  •   Dance  •    0 comments Share This
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How 10 Hairy Legs breaks gender stereotypes in dance --- Randy James, the founding artistic director of 10 Hairy Legs (10HL), was watching his dancers run through their Baryshnikov Arts Center program, which runs June 7 to 10. His stance was wide and commanding but his face was alight as he observed the swirl of movement. A smile flashed across his...
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