Category Archives: Feature

The “Violent Ambiguity” of Roberto Bolano

“Roberto Bolano’s appearance in the world is great for Latin American literature, for Latin American writers,” Javier Antonio Gonzalez, playwright and artistic director of the theater company Caborca, told me recently. “Even though his work is celebrated everywhere and people connect to it all over

Sex and Foie Gras

A conversation with playwright Kate Benson and director Lee Sunday Evans on their new play, [PORTO], at The Bushwick Starr

Standing Up in January: Day 2 Dispatch (COIL, Squirts & La Mama with Pavel Zustiak, Patti Harrison & Marga Gomez)

La Mama dispatch for PS 122’s COIL Fest, Pavel Zustiak’s “Custodians of Beauty” and “Bastard (The Painted Bird: Part 1)” and Squirts intergenerational queer pairings with stand up sets from Patti Harrison and Marga Gomez. To start the year alternating between bent over from either despair or because I might laugh so hard that the tears trickle down my legs felt fitting to my polar emotional swings of late.

Anne Nguyen’s Autarcie (…): Battles in Isolation

French choreographer and breakdance world champion Anne Nguyen‘s Autarcie (…), presented by the Crossing the Line Festival and Dancing in the Streets at Gibney Dance Center from September 29 to October 1, 2016, is rooted in hip-hop but aims to open a new space within

PHAEDRA(S) at BAM

The trouble and the treasure of writing about modern adaptations of ancient myths is that there is too much context and too many references from centuries of retelling and analysis, so that I could read about Phaedra the myth and Phaedra the woman for the