On Friday, a battle against nightmares. On Saturday, the struggle to accomplish one basic task. On Sunday, a dinosaur trying to jump-rope. And on Sunday, the crushing weight of depression.
Live art is still here, and as Shelley understood two centuries ago, it will remain alive for as long as we do.
PASSAGE THRU feels like stepping through a portal, a fable we get to participate in alongside the performers.
Edward Einhorn has gamified independent theater producing, in a fun but remarkable educational exercise is demystifying just what it takes to make a play
Elliot spent his career looking for the meaning of this elusive concept [of dramaturgy], and with the following we attempt to honor him and continue his quest by articulating what Elliot’s dramaturgy meant to us, his many collaborators and friends.
I hope the more arts workers and others share these stories, the more clear and obvious the focus on change becomes. —Emily Johnson
Fact and fiction, inseparable, blur and tease. Cut to disco ball, still swinging. Slow down and watch the air sparkle.
Misha “sees” in multiple dimensions, as all great directors do, and through multiple worldviews, too, as an artist whose work is informed by being Bengali, queer, and an immigrant.
Created and performed by Holly Sass and Jonathan Matthews / BREAKTIME
Along with the liveness of unmediated human presence, THE CONSOLE manages to be zeitgeisty, equal parts response to Covid isolation and election anxiety, in a way that isn’t instructive. It feels vital, earnest, and all the more critically alive for its irreverence.
I think all women and femme people have a complicated relationship with the kitchen, because patriarchy has told us it’s our “proper place,” so the kitchen is never a neutral space. It’s actually been part of my process of rebuffing patriarchy that I claim the kitchen as my own, a space I enter out of choice, for my own joy and fulfillment.
Eliza Bent is about as close to a recognizable brand as you can get in downtown theater land (I say this in a good way) – she has a specific and winning skewed sensibility and a propensity for characters, which I assumed would not be overly diminished by the Zoom platform.