Back in 1990 then-chairman of the NEA, John Frohnmayer, denied grants to performance artists Karen Finley, John Fleck, Holly Hughes and Tim Miller on the grounds that their work was indecent. They took the case to the Supreme Court and won, initially, having their grants
Two recent, ambitious performances have contemporary theater groups wrestling with the legacies of legends gone by. The Wooster Group’s Poor Theater tackles Grotowski and Human Future Dance Corps’ Coming Out of the Night With Names engages their history with Reza Abdoh. In this essay, actor/writer
On Wednesday, April 14th we will have the latest edition of the WYSIWYG Talent Show, the monthly all-blogger series of readings and performances. This edition is called “The Dope Show” and is stories of drugs (sex & rock’n’roll optional). Featuring: Ned Vizzini (NedVizzini.com), the author
There will be a memorial for Spalding Gray on April 13th at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center. John Perry Barlow has posted the details here. He also has several posts on his blog about Spalding and lots of comments from readers from all
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There are no men in the world of Butch McCloud only butch and femme dykes, living in the city of Missopolis. There, Butch and her band of bakers who run a collectively-owned non-profit vegan bake shop face off against the evil corporate
Experimental theater company theater et al questions the value of life in their new piece, AUDIT. Inspired by the federal September 11th fund and the ethically dubious cash awards given to victims families, the performance dissects why one life is worth more than another.