At the start of playwright/director William Burke’s PIONEERS!#goforth at JACK, we are seated. We are in little chairs. We see a huge net, hanging above us, watching us. JACK’s perimeter begins to rumble with the war chants of a fearless ensemble. Then there is that
Ms. Drury, without being too showy, infuses our experience with evocative contradictions, challenges, and perceptions of imagery, some of it imagined, but somehow, magically, some of it real, pulled from our own memories and allowed to commingle with our internal experience of the play for a split second.
The annual dare: Mac Wellman challenges three of his Brooklyn College playwrights to write short pieces based on the same source material, this year Maxim Gorky’s remembrances of Tolstoy, Chekhov, and Andreev. The set, a palimpsest of JACK’s signature tinfoil, typed pages and reverent portraits
Becca has a magnetism naturally suited for an audience. Flexible in expression, solid in stature, Becca can hold their own. It’s no wonder friends encouraged them to do a solo show.
A kinetic set design, drawing our attention to action rather than artifact.
David Herskovits’s latest investigation into the art of theater kicks off with a pared down adaptation of “Mourning Becomes Electra”
Theater Reconstruction Ensemble’s Rhinbecca, NY at The Brick
A response to CAENIS at the Pace Gallery through March 19th.
The Civilians’ Rimbaud in New York @ BAM
You take a risk, almost kill yourself, you find a solution and go from there. Your solution is what you are starting with.
I’ll Never Love Again transcends one woman’s story to become a kind of inter-generational love letter to the fleeting intensity of adolescence and the lives we led before our skins solidified into patterns made by love, loss, and time.
It was real and sad and they all kept going without much change for a long time.