Oh, the puppets! Last last weekend took me to Erin Courtney’s The Service Road directed by Meghan Finn in an Adhesive Theater Project production at the New York City College of Technology’s Voorhees Theater. Like a rude person, I was 15 minutes late.
This episode of American Dad is probably one of the most insightful critiques of the state of mainstream American theater that I’ve ever seen. It hilariously skewers the torpid writing, tired narratives and predictable dramatic devices of mainstream theater. Everything from the overwrought acting to
The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is excited to announce the 2013-2014 DANCE MOViES Commission. This is an open call for artists, choreographers, dancers, and filmmakers working in the genre of dance for the screen. The EMPAC DANCE MOViES
Magic at its most serious mysterious… There’s something ironic and beautiful and oh-so-meta about this. The Box, formerly the den of iniquity of choice for the debauched and glamorous Page Six set known for its relaxed attitude towards nasally administered medication and public sexual displays, has long
A few weeks ago I was invited to speak (via Skype) to the Theatre Criticism class at Royal Holloway, University of London. It was a lot of fun, they were great kids and asked fantastic questions. A day or two later I got an email
Arturo Vidich’s performance piece The Daedalus Effect and other dilemmas is memorable, if unpleasant. It begins with Arturo seated in the center of The Invisible Dog, on a crude one-legged stool that is affixed to his hips. We are instructed to remove our shoes and
Back in April, Culturebot was invited to curate a week of events as part of Exit Art’s grand closing-down retrospective; our exhibit, “Ephemeral Evidence,” granted one-day performance residencies to a series of artists, and ended in a phenomenal bash featuring Yves Klein art wrestling, a
An interview with the director and co-founder of Forced Entertainment
Curator Mark Jeffery places work in 14 institutions across the city in this semi-regular performance fest
THE PERFORMING GARAGE PRESENTS AN OPEN STUDIO SHOWING OF Jim Findlay DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER A PERFORMANCE FOR A SLEEPING AUDIENCE Take a deeply ambient journey through Cao Xueqin’s 18th century Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber — an epic love story between a stone
Hani Omar Khalil writes about Mohamed Fairouz’s chamber opera “Sumeida’s Song”, that premiered last week at HERE Arts Center, in the context of post-revolution Egypt.