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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Leaving Home: Do NYC Critical Standards Negate Generosity? by Dan O'Neil

A response to The Krumple's 'YOKAI: Remedy for Despair' via the questioning of how one responds to art and how dependent that response is on form and location.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias – a discussion between Ned Moore & Dan O’Neil by Ned Moore and Dan O'Neil

If male artists were to spend the rest of their lives critiquing--as directly as this play critiques--the patriarchal authority of the Western canon, they would never run out of material.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Review: Bella: An American Tall Tale at Playwrights Horizons by Dan O'Neil

Kirsten Childs' larger than life heroine does some serious booty-smacking. Dan O'Neil reviews. The post Review: Bella: An American Tall Tale at Playwrights Horizons appeared first on Exeunt…

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Passing On the Passed (Past) by Dan O'Neil

I could go on, you should go on for me, counting heros not yet fallen.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

The Art of Luv (Part 5): SWIPE RIGHT / ROKÉ CUPID takes on Internet Romance by Dan O'Neil

“If a clone was made of you, would you sleep with it?”

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Friday, May 26, 2017

On Not ‘Getting It’ by Dan O'Neil

When one goes to the beach, does one lie on the sand and watch the water? Or does one wade in until they can barely reach the bottom?

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New Industry Standards – 3 Hole Press & The Art of the Published Play by Dan O'Neil

In my early playwriting days, back when the majority of play submission opportunities had to be printed and mailed, it used to be very common to come across a submission guideline such as t…

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Oh My God That’s Kevin Kelleher – Or, Does Specialness Only Exist In Your Mind? A Discussion with Tiny Little Band. by Dan O'Neil

Stefanie and Jerry, in the midst of a mysterious project that I now know addresses (among other things) heroes, myths, and specialness, are experiencing, as a result of the process, a transf…

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Considering Voiceover – via Kate Benson’s [Porto] at the Bushwick Starr by Dan O'Neil

Benson’s voiceover technique does all the good stuff and almost none of the bad stuff that you usually get from utilizing a narrator in the theater.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Youthful Circle of THE WOLVES by Dan O'Neil

DeLappe presents us with a wholly updated picture of youth, in which social awareness has supplanted willful ignorance. The competitive and constantly shifting pecking order within their so…

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Effects of Leaving Home – a response to NOTHIN’S GONNA CHANGE MY WORLD by Dan O'Neil

A response to Mia Rovegno's 'nothin's gonna change my world'

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Monday, June 13, 2016

#liberated Takes On The Internet by Dan O'Neil

#liberated, a play created by The Living Room and conceived and scripted by Lillian Meredith which runs at IRT Theatre through June 17th, employs two play structures simultanously with intri…

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Photo Taking and Theater Making: REALLY at Abrons Arts Center by Dan O'Neil

Ms. Drury, without being too showy, infuses our experience with evocative contradictions, challenges, and perceptions of imagery, some of it imagined, but somehow, magically, some of it real…

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

CAENIS at Pace Gallery by Dan O'Neil

A response to CAENIS at the Pace Gallery through March 19th.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Nice Fish If You Can Catch It by Dan O'Neil

Nice Fish, by Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins, currently playing at St. Ann’s Warehouse through March 27th, takes this activity that most of us have never engaged in and makes it - at least…

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Due to Events: Existential Squirreliness by Dan O'Neil

Human Head Performance Group’s Due to Events, a curious collection of play pieces that have been constructed by Jean Ann Douglass and Eric John Meyer into a performance that runs through F…

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A Response to Versailles 2016 Via a Joke About a Polar Bear by Dan O'Neil

Dan O'Neil reimagines a joke he once heard to the tune of VERSAILLES 2016, a 'play within a party' by This is Not a Theatre Company

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Open Spectrum – February 13 at New York Live Arts by Dan O'Neil

On Monday night, New York Live Arts kicked off the 2016 Live Ideas festival, MENA/Future, which is devoted to a generation of artists whose creative networks across socio-political divides r…

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

On the Art of the Immersive, or Is This Even Theater? by Dan O'Neil

Dan O'Neil reflects on immersive theater making via a response to THE GRAND PARADISE

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

On The Offending Gesture, or what means ‘work’? by Dan O'Neil

A response to The Offending Gesture by Mac Wellman and what makes something 'work.'

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Monday, January 11, 2016

MDLSX, as a site of radical recomposition by Dan O'Neil

Today’s revolution, soon to be rendered in strobe-washed detail by the performance group Motus at La MaMa

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

On the First Person Narrator & ABYSS – a response by Dan O'Neil

Dan O'Neil responds to 'Abyss' and its use of a prominent first-person narrator

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

New Ways to Talk About the ‘Work’ – a course-driven response to ANIMALS by Dan O'Neil

An exploration of the 'course-driven' theater structure via CHASE - WHAT MATTERS MOST at Dixon Place

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

How I Learned to ‘Like’ the Apocalypse – a response to ‘fawnbook’ by Dan O'Neil

In Ayun Halliday's new play, all dialogue is culled from social media.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

BOSSS – an essay on the site-specific and one person’s contemplation of realness by Dan O'Neil

An essay response to the Big Outdoor Site-Specific Stuff Festival (Oct. 23-25, 2015)

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Futurity is a Musicality by Dan O'Neil

A non-machine-based response to ‘Futurity’, a co-production between Ars Nova & Soho Rep playing at the Connelly Theater through Nov. 15, 2015.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Kids on Fire (a response to FIREFACE at the Brick) by Dan O'Neil

Fire, as a concept or symbol, has taken on a wide range of meaning throughout literary and dramatic history.  I think almost immediately of The Firebugs, a German play written in 1953 by Ma…

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

That Time I Left You For The Burlesque Dancer (a response to MAGIC TRICK) by Dan O'Neil

  Mariah MacCarthy’s play Magic Trick unfolds itself over the course of about two and a half hours in semi-fragmented short-to-medium length scenes, weaving a narrative that functions…

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Sunday, August 16, 2015


A virtual tour of being in residence in New Orleans.

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Together We Are Making a Poem in Honor of Life – a response from the circle by Dan O'Neil

Grief counseling in the round, an immersive approach to remembering

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Let Us Now (Ap)Praise The Work of Famous (Wo)Men by Dan O'Neil

On 7 Daughters of Eve Thr. & Perf. Co.’s ritualistic cleansing of sharecropper shame, song, and the danger of appropriation.

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