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August 17, 2012
Diverse City Theater's nervy production argues that Two Rooms has not lost an inch of topical relevance. The play has not lost its eloquence. It is a muted cry of rage.
August 3, 2012
If you are in the Los Angeles area, you might want to check out this reading, part of Native Voices' signature FIRST LOOK SERIES: Plays in Progress.
July 23, 2012
"Tala" will perform in a workshop production July 28th to 31st at HERE Arts Center in downtown SoHo in New York City. The play, a work-in-progress, is a critique on the nature of political revolutions. Click here to read a play excerpt and see the work of the designers and actors as they prepare for the production.
June 14, 2012
And you thought these actors were just making things up as they went along. Didn't you? Admit it. You did. This is an exclusive excerpt from Saviana Stanescu's play "4 Alice" for THE WINDOW installation/performance project
June 12, 2012
This Cuban take on "Caligula" "consciously uses Albert Camus’s play to subvert cultural norms and our concept of masculinity. Why can’t a homosexual be portrayed as possessing as much violence and cruelty as a stereotypical heterosexual male chauvinist character? What does it mean to be gay and masculine? And why are these two terms still thought of as mutually exclusive?
June 8, 2012
Macadamia Nut Brittle is excoriating, sexy, hallucinatory, viciously funny. The plot steals from the mode of a reality-TV show, but its stance is subversive and punk. As the noisy evening unfolds, Ricci/Forte detonates, again and again and again, the illusory logic of this TV genre
May 30, 2012
The Window is a unique theatrical experience, because enigma is a principal aspect of its charms. An inspiring two-part site-specific performance-design project created and directed by Ana Mărgineanu for the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York (RCINY), The Window asks you to pay close attention if you happen to stroll by RCINY's storefront spaces.
May 21, 2012
The play tells the story of a Roma family that was forcedly expelled from Germany to Kosovo. In their new reality, this family confronts the challenges of living in a recently newborn state. One day, a Roma girl named Madeleine falls in a hole that was created by a construction company. The girl falls in a coma. As she fights for her life, her father strives to pursue justice. He faces bureaucratic officers, businessmen, policemen and embassy workers.
March 22, 2012
NEW YORK CITY: I first met the Montreal-based playwright Suzie Bastien in Limoges, France, in 2005. At the time, she was developing a new work, Après. Her second play, LukaLila (Éditions Comp’act, 2002), had just received an award from the Journées de Lyon des auteurs de théâtre in 2002 in France. It also won the […]
January 28, 2012
"Hieronymus" pulses in that liminal space in between dramatic representation and visual abstraction. It’s a picture book of a play. It’s a meditation of the plight of the artist today and a hybrid re-composition that celebrates that artist’s singular voice.
December 11, 2011
A collaboration between Mini Teater Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Novokazalište Zagreb (Croatia), director Ivica Buljan’s Macbeth After Shakespeare forces us to viscerally come face to face with the naked and overbearing fact that the pornography of power is both beautiful and disturbing to look at. It seduces and repels and provokes.
November 23, 2011
In an interview he granted exclusively for Applause magazine, Craig Lucas recuses himself from addressing how a Denver Center Theater Company revival of Reckless might speak to our 21st century concerns. “You’re asking me,” Lucas says, in response to my impertinent question, “to assess audiences and society, as opposed to my individual engagement with themes […]
November 2, 2011
U.S. playwright Carson Kreitzer will read selections from her work at a NoPassport Press Book Launch Party & Salon, which will take place on November 3, 2011 at New Dramatists (424 West 44th Street, NYC) from 4 PM-6:30 PM
September 17, 2011
In Ghost Light, San Francisco history itself is a ghost machine, and every performance is a nightly haunting that serves to re-construct the recent past through the memories of an American witness who is still living among us.
September 16, 2011
"Ghost Light" is the first play that resurrects the late San Francisco mayor George Moscone as an iconic historical figure, albeit filtered through a deeply personal and artistic lens.
August 28, 2011
What’s amazing about "Ruined"—why it became the most decorated drama of 2009, including winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama—is that it peers closely at some of the continent’s most intractable conflicts by giving the women of the Congo their own voices…