Monday, October 26, 2020

What the Constitution Means to Me

I reviewed Marielle Heller's capture of the Heidi Schreck play for the Times.

JQA

 Aaron Posner is back with JQA, a meta-historical — or is that meta-fictional? — play about John Quincy Adams. I liked its civic mind very much so click here for the review.

Streaming theater: alt-cabaret and zombies

This edition of the biweekly theater column covered Halloween, and the streaming gang rose to the occasion. Click here for leads to many shows.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Circle Jerk

 Give it up for the Fake Friends company, which named its new show something that will lead to some interesting Google results. For my review, however, click here.

Streaming theater: Halloween and alt-cabaret

Downtown clubs aren't open anymore but that doesn't mean we can't have alt-cabaret. Click here for places to find it, and more streaming theater.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

That Kindness: Nurses in Their Own Words

 V, formerly known as Eve Ensler, talked to nurses and then made a play. It's amazing, and not surprising at all, to hear the anger rise over the course of the show. My review for the Times is here.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Profile of Aaron Pedersen

 What a treat to interview Aaron Pedersen for the Times — and it was published on Indigenous People's Day, too. He could not have been gracious, a true mensch in life and on screen. Click here for the story.

Friday, October 09, 2020

Streaming theater — Scotland and nurses edition

Broadway may be closed until March 21, but theater is expanding its footprint online. My latest column gives an idea of the wealth of stuff out there. Click here for the details.

Interview with Dylan Wissing

Dylan Wissing is a drummer with both sleuthing and musical chops, as well as a fine collection of things that make a noise when you hit them. Read all about him and the fascinating process known as sample replay in my profile.

American Dreams

 In the play American Dreams, three men compete in a game show to win American citizenship. My review of the interactive production is here.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Elephant Room — Dust From the Stars

 Geoff Sobelle, Trey Lyford and Steve Cuiffo's sequel to Elephant Room is so, so good! I hope they bring it back for a longer run because this is the first Zoom show I've seen with a genuine theatricality. My review is here.

Streaming theater: catty birthdays and lessons in survival

 I am in the middle of putting together a music-article with some complicated moving parts so I forgot to link to my latest streaming-theater column, which came out last week. Lots of stuff is still available so check it out.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Interview with Róisín Murphy

 Drop everything and read my profile of Róisín Murphy, the Irish maverick who's been blazing her own path for 25 years now!

Interview with Kara Young

I talked to Kara Young, one of New York's most vital actresses, a little before the airing of Bulrusher, the Eisa Davis play in which she takes on the title role. If you go to the theater on a semi-regular basis, perhaps you saw Young in Syncing Ink, The New Englanders, All the Natalie Portmans or Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven. And in that case, you remember her. Thataway for the article.