Category Archives: Theater

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Northern Nights

Here at Culturebot we see lots of shows. Sometimes we go out of devotion to an artist, sometimes we go because we’ve heard good things through the grapevine, and sometimes we go just because we’re curious – which is why I attended Norwegian playwright Jon

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Antigone Interrupted

What is it like to be buried alive? To feel the walls closing in on you, to lie in darkness knowing your eyes will never again know light, to be completely and utterly tortured by your own company, never knowing when death will bring relief?

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I Survived Richard Foreman

Recently, I came across a notebook I used while working with the inimitable Richard Foreman, the legendary theater maker and self-proclaimed “King of the Avant-Garde.” The incomprehensible instructions that follow are quoted exactly as I wrote them, in italics. (photo: Paula Court)

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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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Wordsworth’s Sister

Emerging playwright Young Jean Lee’s new work The Appeal (a historically inaccurate look at The Romantic Poets) opens April 9th at Soho Rep. The Appeal is a sardonic take on the life of artists and the cliques that they form. It also ponders, in an

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My New Theater-Going Technique is Unstoppable!

I will explain the above-mentioned phrase in the rest of this post. But before I get to that, let me just say that I saw Roaring Girle on Sunday and I enjoyed it. It was great see a show of this size and scope that

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Roaring Girle

Culturebot hasn’t seen The Foundry Theater’s production of The Roaring Girle yet, (we’re supposed to go in a week or so), but word has started to spread that it’s every bit as good as people thought it would be. Mike at epenthesis.org says: “What can

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HEY LADIES

Sunday February 8th was the opening night of The Civilians’ The Ladies, presented in partnership with Dixon Place, Chashama and Cherry Lane Theatre. I attended the first preview of this show on Friday, February 6th, along with many members of the Civilians, Mac Wellman, and

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Demon Baby

You have one last weekend to catch DEMON BABY at the Ohio, and it’s worth the trip through the subarctic New York night–it’s a compelling piece of theater from Clubbed Thumb.