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Thursday, March 14, 2019

A Humble Utopia: Liliana Dirks-Goodman’s Dinner Party 1960-2000s with chef Kristin Worrall at New York Live Arts, March 10th 2019 by Jennifer Cayer

Feminist philosopher Grosz asks: “How can we understand space differently, in order to organize, inhabit, and structure our living arrangements differently?" Dirks-Goodman takes this as pr…

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Sex Werk: Jeremy O. Harris’ Slave Play by Jennifer Cayer

If fantasy has the power to instantiate, and maintain such debilitating power structures, could it also be the very force required to undo them?

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Talk to me. It’s been hard. by Jennifer Cayer

What would it mean, Café Play wonders, if we could be more present– less tweets, phones off, open to chance strangers seated nearby, ears attuned to those around us, and to the creatures …

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

More Muscle! Liza Birkenmeier’s ‘the hollower’ (director Kristy Dodson) presented by New Light Theater Project by Jennifer Cayer

One woman’s refusal to participate in the social straightjackets necessitates another’s sacrifice; the hollower’s women are negatively bound to each other in a zero sum game.

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Life On (the way to) Mars: Loading Dock Theatre’s Spaceman with the Wild Project by Jennifer Cayer

The unknown and imagined expanse of space becomes synonymous at times with something like Heaven.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Stranger Things: Dane Terry’s Jupiter’s Lifeless Moons, directed and developed by Ellie Heyman, Performance Space 122, Coil Festival by Jennifer Cayer

Terry shepherds us through storytelling, theater, and song on an absurdist Lynchian dive into the creepy under belly of the suburban Midwest town.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Pastoral Paradox by Jennifer Cayer

A response to "Farmhouse/Whorehouse: An Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra starring Lili Taylor" at the 2017 BAM Next Wave Festival

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

To the Lighthouse: Sara Juli’s TENSE VAGINA: AN ACTUAL DIAGNOSIS at The Chocolate Factory by Jennifer Cayer

it’s the rare conversation that ventures into the silence surrounding all of the strange aspects of postpartum recovery and the illusion, for many, of the six-week, go-forth-and-fornicate …

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Friday, October 14, 2016

In Real Time: MILES FOR MARY, The Mad Ones in Collaboration with Amy Staats and Stacey Yen by Jennifer Cayer

It’s funny, like a more restrained, extended version of Saturday Night Live’s NPR spoof, “Delicious Dish.” But there’s more to it.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Deathlandia: THE UNDERTAKING, Steven Cosson, The Civilians in collaboration with Jessica Mitrani, BAM Next Wave by Jennifer Cayer

I wake up sometimes in the middle of the night and check if my partner is still breathing.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

You Can’t Always Get What You Want by Jennifer Cayer

There's something inherently destabilizing (and super fun) when particular performance genres are encountered out of their habitual, safe havens.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Funks by Jennifer Cayer

Half Straddle’s Ghost Rings at New York Live Arts

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Slavic Soul Remix: Bring a Weasel and a Pint of your Own Blood Festival at JACK by Jennifer Cayer

The annual dare: Mac Wellman challenges three of his Brooklyn College playwrights to write short pieces based on the same source material, this year Maxim Gorky’s remembrances of Tolstoy, …

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Return of the Repressed: Clare Barron’s I’LL NEVER LOVE AGAIN at The Bushwick Starr by Jennifer Cayer

I’ll Never Love Again transcends one woman’s story to become a kind of inter-generational love letter to the fleeting intensity of adolescence and the lives we led before our skins solid…

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Everymen: Actors Theatre of Louisville’s The Glory of the World by Jennifer Cayer

What I remember about Everyman, the 15th (I think?) century morality play taught in many theater history surveys: next to nothing. It’s allegorical, performers act in the role of virtues, …

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Minor Threats: Chris Thorpe & Rachel Chavkin’s Confirmation at The Invisible Dog, COIL Festival 2016 by Jennifer Cayer

I haven’t thrown a dildo in the mailbox for Oregon, but I’ve belatedly followed the white militia’s armed occupation of a wildlife refuge and the ensuing conversations around who is la…

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Forgetting, Remembering, Forgetting Again – a dialogue on watching via ‘tiger tiger’ by Jennifer Cayer

Dan O'Neil and Jennifer Cayer attended 'tiger tiger (on the nature of violence)' at Dixon Place on separate nights. Then they wrote this.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Let The Machine Get It by Jennifer Cayer

A response to Rude Mechs and Deborah Hay's MATCH-PLAY at New York Live Arts

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