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Monday, March 16, 2020

Live Updates – Monday, March 16 by Jeremy M. Barker

2:10 p.m. A quick update–the organizers of the Howlround panel this evening have also launched an online resource, COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources, containing important information fo…

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Thomas Ostermeier’s Magnificent Adaptation of “History of Violence” at St Ann’s Warehouse by Jeremy M. Barker

When the Gilets Jaunes (“Yellow Vest”) protests broke out just a little over a year ago, the leaderless, populist movement was somewhat baffling – as with so much of French social life…

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Friday, March 29, 2019

The Children Will Show How It’s Done by Jeremy M. Barker

Since it’s often hard to explain a good piece of theater – as Milo Rau’s Five Easy Pieces, which had its all-too-brief North American premier two weeks ago at the Skirball Center, cert…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Juggalos Deserve Better by Jeremy M. Barker

A very telling moment occurs right at the top of American Juggalo, a new play produced by collective Unattended Baggage, at HERE Arts Center that closed March 3. After a projected slideshow …

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Crocodile Tears: The Problem of Empathetic Art by Jeremy M. Barker

What controversies like Robert Lepage's "SLĀV" reveal about the shortcomings of art practices

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

On How Not to Adapt a Complicated Book by Jeremy M. Barker

Tone-deaf and half-baked, Ivo van Hove's adaptation of "The Fountainhead" flounders onstage

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Technology Is Just a Tool by Jeremy M. Barker

Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty discuss "Why Why Always," a cine-performance

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Weekend Reading: Oct. 6 by Jeremy M. Barker

Canada abandons the arts for "creative hubs"; exploring relevance in performance at Philly FringeArts; questioning the Guggenheim; and more.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Dickie Beau’s Imagined Self-Portraits From the Soup of Culture by Jeremy M. Barker

The British artist discusses "Blackouts," at Crossing the Line 2017

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Friday, September 15, 2017

The “Violent Ambiguity” of Roberto Bolano by Jeremy M. Barker

“Roberto Bolano’s appearance in the world is great for Latin American literature, for Latin American writers,” Javier Antonio Gonzalez, playwright and artistic director of the theater …

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Target Margin’s “Drunken With What” Tackles O’Neill’s Take On Greek Drama by Jeremy M. Barker

David Herskovits's latest investigation into the art of theater kicks off with a pared down adaptation of "Mourning Becomes Electra"

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

A Performance-Installation for the Antropocene Era by Jeremy M. Barker

findlay//sandsmark + pettersen offer a bleak take in "o' death"

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Under the Radar 2016: 600 Highwaymen’s “Employee of the Year” by Jeremy M. Barker

Working with a cast of fine young women to reveal the richness of personal identity

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Identity as Action in Daniel Fish’s “Who Left This Fork Here” by Jeremy M. Barker

The director offers his latest multi-disciplinary exercise in task-based performance

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Truth, Lies and Acting: Juliana Francis Kelly’s “The Reenactors” by Jeremy M. Barker

In "The Reenactors," reality is theatrical realism is employed as deconstructionist technique

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Stepping Out From the Chorus by Jeremy M. Barker

A decade after he helped pioneer theater blogging, director Isaac Butler looks back

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Ant Hampton and the Nightmare of Global Capitalism by Jeremy M. Barker

In the latest from the "autoteatro" auteur, Hampton delivers a stinging indictment of global capitalism that provides more symptoms than diagnosis

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Jack Ferver Serves Up a Surprisingly Conservative Version of “The Maids” at the New Museum by Jeremy M. Barker

Despite the rich potential, "Chambre" replicates problematic interpretations of Genet's play dating back to the 1950s

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Mass Live Arts, Made in the Berkshires by Jeremy M. Barker

From nearly accidental performer to emerging performance impresario, Ilan Bachrach reflects on the winding road

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Remembering, and Reviving, the Work of Jim Neu by Jeremy M. Barker

20 years after its premiere and 5 years after its author's death, an intergeneration collaboration seeks to reintroduce the work of a downtown legend

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Photography as Multiplier of Atrocity by Jeremy M. Barker

Sibyl Kempson discusses photography as activism and voyeurism in her new play "Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag"

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Imagining Warhol Imagining Broadway by Jeremy M. Barker

In "Andy Warhol's 15 (Color Me, Warhol)," director/choreographer Raja Feather Kelly offers up Andy Warhol's take on "A Chorus Line"

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Dan Safer On Interpreting Charles Mee by Jeremy M. Barker

The director of Witness Relocation discusses staging an odyssey through a yard-sale in their third production of a new play by Charles Mee

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Aya Ogawa Discussed “Ludic Proxy,” the Latest From the Play Co. by Jeremy M. Barker

Video games as virtual disaster tourism and the liberation of memory in Ogawa's latest play

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

My Barbarian: Between the Black Box and the White Cube by Jeremy M. Barker

What happens when theater provocateurs in the art world return to the theater?

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

“I Feel Like I’m Always Talking About Rape” by Jeremy M. Barker

The performance artist and comedian discusses her transgressive stand-up routine reclaiming the "rape joke"

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Andrew Schneider on “YOUARENOWHERE” at COIL 2015 by Jeremy M. Barker

A lesson in quantum mechanics with a detour through Craigslist's Missed Connections

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Moscow’s Teatr.doc Raided By Police For Screening Ukraine Documentary by Jeremy M. Barker

Moscow's Teatr.doc , an independent theater and art space, is raided in a heavy-handed police action for showing documentary about Ukraine conflict

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Returning to Live Performance After a Decade by Jeremy M. Barker

Performance-maker Andrea Kleine returns after a ten-year hiatus with a piece inspired by a tendentious 1977 on-air interview with Yvonne Rainer

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Chatting With Andy Field, Co-Director of the Forest Fringe by Jeremy M. Barker

“I kind of see the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as the hideous and perfect mirror of late globalized capitalism,” the British artist Andy Field told me in a recent Skype conversation. “It…

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