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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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