wow! brooklyn is the new upper west side. far out. (full article on nytimes.com, login required)
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,
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.
In case you didn’t read my earlier post on Julie Atlas Muz’ Rite of Spring at DTW, I’m writing again. I dragged myself, despite my cough and cold, to DTW for the opening last night.
Accidental Nostalgia, a genre-defying music/theater piece examining the pros and cons of amnesia, opens on March 26th at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Cynthia Hopkins, who wrote and performs the show with her band, took a break from rehearsals to talk with me about her life, her
My personal guess is that this whole Puppet Renaissance thing started with Basil Twist’s Symphonie Fantastique. Whether that’s true or not, we are definitely living in the Age of the Puppet. From Ave Q. to Hiroshima Maiden to Tiny Ninja to The Jolly Ship Whiz-Bang
Um. So. If you want to know a little bit about your editor, Mr. Culturebot, I’ve been interviewed over at Gothamist.com
Best known for her work with New York-based performance group Elevator Repair Service [ERS], choreographer Katherine Profeta has collaborated on shows such as Spine Check, Shut Up I Tell You (I Said Shut Up I Tell You), Cab Legs, Total Fictional Lie, and Highway To
I got an email last week announcing DOPE: A Dance for Rebels a new dance piece about the SoCal skate/surf scene. The choreographer was Christine Suarez who I recognized from a performance party called Timsloft: Sancocho I did a few years ago at the Interart
Little Theatre, a monthly performance event at Tonic, the music venue on the Lower East Side, presents new work by multiple Obie Award-winning playwright, director and screenwriter Len Jenkin, solo theater artist Deke Weaver and playwright/director Kate Ryan on Monday, March 29th.
Those of us who make art in NYC know how hard it is to get by. It’s always been tough in New York and most artists probably don’t expect to make a living in their chosen discipline. But if it’s felt even tougher since 9/11,
On March 20th, there are several street theater events going on at various locations and times around town, to co-ordinate with global anti-war protests. THAW will be meeting before the march and hosting anti-march activities and performances. THAW will be assembling at 11:30 AM at