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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...
New Space, Same Unconventional Theatre
By GAVIN WHITEHEAD
Monday, September 04, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Sep 4, 2017  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Flea's first show in its new home is a very strange love story --- After 21 years on White Street in Tribeca, The Flea has moved to a much larger and sleeker space four blocks down on Thomas. But theatregoers worried that its new $25 million digs -- featuring three intimate stages and a garden -- might change the offbeat programming the Off-Off-Broadway...
Growing Up in Neverland
By FRANK RIZZO
Thursday, August 31, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Aug 31, 2017  •   Playwriting  •    0 comments Share This
How Sarah Ruhl's new play is inspired by her own family history --- What's the most creative gift you've ever given your mother? For Tony-nominated dramatist Sarah Ruhl that would probably be her play For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, currently in previews at Playwrights Horizons. Originally penned in honor of her mom's 70th, the show is inspired...
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