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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Static Electricity: Beckett at Under the Radar by Jonathan Kalb

“Static” is one of those words from which most artists recoil. It’s typically used for something felt to be listless, inert, and boring. In fact, physical stasis is an artistic tool, o…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Dollhouse: Innovative New Plays for A Traditional Set Piece by Jonathan Kalb

An oddity of this theatrical season to ponder as we bid farewell to 2019:  In two current New York productions model houses—gorgeous, meticulously constructed, doll-size edifices that spl…

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

“Judgement Day”: Illusions of Grandeur by Jonathan Kalb

Two years ago, the British director Richard Jones brought a stunning production of Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape to the Park Avenue Armory that set a new bar for theatrical use of that …

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

“History of Violence” and How Your iPhone is a Culprit by Jonathan Kalb

First of all, don’t be put off by the pompous, academic title. Thomas Ostermeier’s extraordinary History of Violence, adapted from a much-discussed 2016 novel by the 27-year-old French …

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Friday, November 15, 2019

“Reparations” at the Billie by Jonathan Kalb

James Sheldon’s Reparations is a new play about racial grievance, guilt, and retribution in America that, oddly enough, is both very smart and completely sincere. What I mean by that is t…

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

New Rapp: “The Sound Inside” by Jonathan Kalb

Adam Rapp is a polarizing playwright. After bursting onto the scene in 2001 with Nocturne — a long, moving monologue by a man who accidentally kills his sister and then reinvents himself a…

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Offense-Defense by Jonathan Kalb

(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon, curated by Caridad Svich.)  Not long ago, malicious hackers and an unrelenting ba…

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