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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Beast Visit is a Beauty by Abigail Weil

Ever since the quarantine began, a joke has been circulating throughout critical discourse—ok, on Twitter—about the literature that will emerge a year, five years, a decade from now: pos…

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Gelsey Bell’s “Cairns”: Sanctuary and Renewal in the Cemetery by Abigail Weil

I’ve never not gotten lost in Green-Wood Cemetery. One of the oldest landscaped cemeteries in these United States, Green-Wood was founded in 1838 when Brooklyn was still a mostly rural reg…

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Haruna Lee’s “Suicide Forest” by Abigail Weil

Suicide Forest, written by and starring Haruna Lee is a trippy meditation on the extremes of Japanese culture. A joint production of Bushwick Starr and the Asian American theatre company Ma-…

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Born Toulouse by Abigail Weil

To find Unmaking Toulouse-Lautrec, you will first enter through the wrong door. The production is being staged at the SoHo bar Madame X, but upstairs; go in through the main entrance and you…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

“Ellen West” at The Prototype Festival by Abigail Weil

Two embarrassing conditions unsettled me at the top of Ellen West, the new opera by Ricky Ian Gordon based on the poem of the same name by Frank Bidart: I had to cough, and I was hungry. The…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

“Magdalene” at Prototype Festival by Abigail Weil

What are the first words you think of when you hear the name Mary Magdalene? Prostitute? Saved? Jesus? (#)Me too. In their extraordinary new chamber opera Magdalene, part of Prototype Festiv…

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Cosmos, Without Us by Abigail Weil

I’m a thirty-four-year-old straight woman who grew up in the suburbs with an older brother. That means I’ve spent a lot of time watching dudes play video games. I thought those days were…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

“The Black History Museum…According to the United States of America” by Abigail Weil

The Black History Museum….According to the United States of America, Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative’s new show at HERE Arts Center, combines, interrogates, reimagines, in short, chops…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

“Dr. Ride’s American Beach House:” Ready for Orbit by Abigail Weil

It’s June 18, 1983. You’re a waitress in St. Louis who’s all but given up her dreams of achieving renown, or at least impact, as a poet. You’re in an unsatisfying relationship and a …

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