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Spalding Memorial

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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Internet Explorer 6 is Evil

Hi. Just a note from your friendly neighborhood Culturebot Editor. We made this site using software called Movable Type and a type of coding called “CSS” or “Cascading Style Sheets”. You don’t really need to know that. What you DO need to know is that

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Friendly Neighborhood Lesbian Superhero

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

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Just In Time for Tax Season

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.

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Talking to 13P, part 1

A friend of a friend told me about this new playwright’s collective called 13P. Committed to collaboratively producing each other’s plays, this ambitious project starts on April 17th with a production of Anne Washburn’s The Internationalist at 45 Bleecker Street. Ambitious or crazy? I couldn’t

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Top Five Reasons to see STEW

5. Props, monologues and general outlandishness. 4. Melodies as infectious as funky measles. 3. He can even make your mean granny laugh. 2. “this one is about getting high at church, you know, I’m trying to keep these themes universal, not alienate anyone…” 1. Can

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Bread of Affliction

Culturebot’s favorite holiday is fast-approaching! That’s right – it’s time for all of Moses’s peeps to kick it old school and celebrate gettin’ the heck out of Egypt. Take That, Pharaoh! And since this is NYC there’s lots of performance-y ways to celebrate Passover. On

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un elephant terrible

I saw an excerpt from Un Elephant Terrible when it was at the Dance In Progress Series at The Kitchen. It was rocking. So go check it out this weekend at LaMama. Here’s the description: Un Elephant Terrible is a tragicomic vaudeville involving obnoxious re-interpretations

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the long arm of justice

This doesn’t really have anything to do with downtown theater at all, I think. But I needed some place to write about it. 1n 1993 Mia Zapata, lead singer for the Seattle punk band The Gits, was raped and murdered. On Thursday morning, March 25th,

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Black Masks

Just found out that the journal Black Masks, which covers African-American performance, is online. They have a great article/interview with performance artist Peggy Pettitt.