Monday, June 27, 2022

Bodies They Ritual

I really liked Angela Hanks's new play, part of Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks series. It takes place at a Santa Fe resort and introduces a bunch of characters I'd like to know better. Well, maybe not Queen Harvest. Read my Critic's Pick review here.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Mabou Mines

Thrilled to continue my exploration of the East Village's legacy of experimental theater with a look at Mabou Mines, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary (actually 52nd — there was a pandemic-related delay) with a three-day celebration. Click here for the crazy story.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Scott Derrickson's mood board

I've done quite a few mood board for the Times by now, and this new one, with Scott Derrickson, has shot to the top of the heap. You know you want to read it.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

The Big Mix

Tina Landau, James Alsop, Joshua Henry and Faith Prince chatted about The Big Mix on Little Island. Now I can't wait to go. Click here for the story.

Mia Yoo and La MaMa

I caught up with Mia Yoo 11 years into her tenure as artistic director at La MaMa. It was enlightening, to say the least. Click here for my story.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Tonys 2022 coverage

And it's a wrap for the 2022 Tonys! I contributed to the New York Times' live coverage (you can catch up with the blow-by-blow here) and to the Best and Worst compilation (which is here). 

Sunday, June 12, 2022

June's science-fiction column

I'm proud of how diverse the selection in my science-fiction column has been, and the June installment continues that proud tradition. Click here for the latest batch of five films.

Thursday, June 09, 2022

Mr. Parker

I trekked to Theater Row for Michael McKeever's latest, Mr. Parker. We are used to stories about women existing in the shadow of a famous husband; this show looks at a man who is emerging from the shadow a famous man. Click here for the review.

Irma Vep

I talked to Olivier Assayas and Alicia Vikander about their new HBO series, Irma Vep — another installment in a saga with roots in 1915. Read on then stream on! 

Sunday, June 05, 2022

Arlekin Players

My latest feature in Arts & Leisure is about Arlekin Players, a small company out of Needham, Mass., that took the pandemic as a challenge to think out of the box — and it strived. Now it's presenting its most ambitious project yet, and I wrote about it.

After Blue (Dirty Paradise)

I am still reeling from Bertrand Mandico's wackadoo western/sci-fi hybrid, which is unlike anything else coming out these days. My review is here.

Fire Island

Summer's back, and with it rom-coms! I was happy to review Fire Island, in which Conrad Ricamora finally got the romantic lead he so richly deserved. Joel Kim Booster, who also wrote the screenplay, is delightful as well. Click here for the review.