Saturday, January 09, 2010
Under the Radar, Mark Russell’s international festival of contemporary theater, is now in its sixth year, and it’s bigger than ever: 20 shows over 12 days through January 17th, spread out at spaces around the city in addition to its home base, the Public Theater.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
It's that time of year again: my top nine of 2009, in honor of the last of the single digit years that many of us will ever see. The good, the bad, the inane.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Nature Theater is known for working with everyday language, in all its stop-and-start glory. With their Romeo and Juliet, we're reminded that Shakespearean English, now so lofty, was the language of its day, full of toss offs and bawdy gags.
Monday, December 07, 2009
It's Monday. It's cold. The annual tourist takeover of the city is inexorably ramping up, and you're too broke to buy [insert holiday of your choice] presents anyway. It is, in other words, time for a no-pressure to-do list!
Monday, October 26, 2009
If you're reading this, you're online, which means you're just a click away from the 53rd State -- the 53rd State Press, that is, a marvelous boutique press dedicated to publishing contemporary performance texts. Everyone with a stake in live art, from audience members to practitioners, should be heartened by this small but mighty endeavor.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
On Saturday I boarded a bus in East Harlem for "The Provenance of Beauty," the Foundry Theatre's tour of the South Bronx. I have mixed feelings about this being the Performance Club's smallest outing ever (just two of us!): on one hand I would *really* like to hear other reactions. On the other, I'm happy none of you shelled out for what I found to be an irritating, offensive and thoroughly misguided work.