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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A Neverland Dystopia? by Dan O'Neil

This is Peter Pan set in a dystopian futureland, the music acting as a remnant of a memory of a time when feeling was more possible, when childhood was more innocent; before we found ourselv…

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

What Happens When Elevator Repair Service Stages a Play? by Dan O'Neil

How do you deconstruct a deconstruction?

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Aloha, Aloha, or When I Was Queen: Is That Voice Still Mine? by Dan O'Neil

There is a dizzying effect to the realization / acknowledgement of one’s cringe-worthy actions as white person to date, and Aloha Aloha gives that kaleidoscopic wheel quite the healthy spi…

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Lucky Ones, Cracked Open at The Connelly by Dan O'Neil

there’s never enough time and we’re always reaching back, trying to remember what it felt like to crack wide open for the first time.

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Wordy Worlds of Mac Wellman by Dan O'Neil

The evening resembles what one might imagine how a Moth Storytelling Hour might play out if it were held at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Disruptive Cuteness by Dan O'Neil

Responding to CUTE ACTIVIST at the Bushwick Starr: "Does this play want me to ‘like’ it or to ‘crying face’ it?"

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Geoff Sobelle’s House Party – ‘HOME’ at BAM by Dan O'Neil

Sobelle’s work relies heavily on what one might describe as “sleight-of-staging,” which I’ll posit here is a cross between what a magician does with objects (cards and the like) and …

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Wrestling with the formula for “Dance Theater” via Big Dance Theater’s 17c by Dan O'Neil

Stylistically, Big Dance Theater’s 17c (part of Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival through November 18th, tickets from $24) invites comparison to (among other works) the film…

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Bearing Witness To A Dragon-Slayer In The Body Of A Waif: Heather Christian’s ANIMAL WISDOM by Dan O'Neil

She exists, she conjures, she illuminates through whisper and scream.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Should We All Move To Lexington? An Interview with Stephanie Troyak by Dan O'Neil

Dan O'Neil interviews Tantztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch dancer Stephanie Troyak, and asks the question: "Can we make this?"

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Review: Paradiso: The Memory Room by Dan O'Neil

Dan O'Neil steps into an escape room as part of an immersive theater project. The post Review: Paradiso: The Memory Room appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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In Which A Booking Cancellation At The New Ohio Creates Space For Radical Community Recalibration: #AmericaAF by Dan O'Neil

To attend is to remind yourself how much we miss by relying on established institutions to deliver us our culture, pre-curated and mixed just so, on whatever silver platter they might have r…

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

How Do You Feel? by Dan O'Neil

In THE POWER OF EMOTION: THE APARTMENT, the notion of emotion as a perfomative element provides the foundation for a wider exploration on how we not only watch, but hear and interpret emotio…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Is Pop Music Universal? KPOP Turns Our Gaze Inward by Dan O'Neil

To what degree must our celebrities look, sound, and live lives enough like ours in order for us to fetishize becoming them?

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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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