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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.

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rites of spring

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.

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Accidental Cynthia

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

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slut puppet

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

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Katherine Profeta

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

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Dance for Rebels

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

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Still Hard Times in New York Towne

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,

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OUT IN THE STREETS

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