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Monday, May 3, 2021

Review: All the Different Ways That Commodore Matthew Perry Could Have Died by Nicole Serratore

A short theater-animated hybrid confronts the history of Commodore Matthew Perry with humor and lamentation. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: All the Different Ways That Commodore…

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Pandemic Diary April 2021: Rabies, Vendettas, Murders by Nicole Serratore

  I celebrated reaching “immunity” by taking the subway for the first time in 395 days.  I also ate a muffin outside unmasked.  It is a slow road for me back to public interaction. …

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Review: The Return of the Dragon at REDCAT by Nicole Serratore

Guillermo Calderón and his collaborators make a mini-documentary that reflects on Chilean politics, the pandemic, and where theater goes from here. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Revie…

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Pandemic Diary March 2021: Team Good Boy by Nicole Serratore

Spring is springing and unlike last year which was a profoundly silent time…this year New York City is full of revving motorcycles.  My dearest friend from college had a baby and despite…

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Review: Honestly Sincere at Theater in Quarantine by Nicole Serratore

Theater in Quarantine offers scarily accurate time travel to those awkward teen years in Honestly Sincere. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: Honestly Sincere at Theater in Quaranti…

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Pandemic Diary February 2021: 12 Months of Blogging by Nicole Serratore

It’s been a fucking year. And I don’t know what I am supposed to tell this pandemic diary…except I didn’t really think when this started, we’d get here. I started counting the days…

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Review: The Long Goodbye at BAM/MIF by Nicole Serratore

With intimacy and intensity, Riz Ahmed performs a personal gig-storytelling show that looks at the complexities of post-colonial identity. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: The L…

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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Pandemic Diary January 2021: Monsters and Meanies by Nicole Serratore

I felt oddly positive this month despite it getting colder and making it harder to socialize at all. Virus numbers were going up, but the vaccine roll-out began. Sure there was an insurrecti…

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Monday, February 1, 2021

Review: Bloodshot: The Call at Exponential Festival by Nicole Serratore

A short film sequel to a film noir stage show set during a fictional plague now mirrors our real one. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: Bloodshot: The Call at Exponential Festival…

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Review: Disclaimer at Under the Radar by Nicole Serratore

A gathering of absent family by proxy jumpstarts an important conversation about Middle Eastern representation and humanity. Nicole Serratore reviews. The post Review: Disclaimer at Under t…

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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Pandemic Diary December: Getting Out of 2020 by Nicole Serratore

While the pandemic is far from over and our lives are not going to magically change as the clock strikes midnight on December 31, 2020, there is still something deeply satisfying with puttin…

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Pandemic Diary November: Happy Birthday To Me by Nicole Serratore

A birthday present to myself In March, I did not think I’d be having my November birthday during the pandemic. And yet, I did. Alone in my apartment. Eating a cupcake. Middle age is for …

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Pandemic Diary October: History and Gender Roles by Nicole Serratore

What is time anymore? October was a week ago and I cannot even conjure in my mind what it looked it. Looking at my calendar, I packed up my office for an office move. I went to a beer garden…

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

Pandemic Diary September: Half A Year by Nicole Serratore

The pandemic has changed me. It took away a lot of things I loved—travel, live performance, a writing career, and an overstuffed life. My life got small really quickly. It also got slower,…

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Pandemic Diary August: Zombies, Lawyers, and Sexual Tension by Nicole Serratore

August has been heavily defined by suddenly having homework to do. I signed up for a Korean language class and now I make a lot of flashcards and recite them walking down the street. My brai…

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Theater of Your Mind: Closet Dramas and More by Nicole Serratore

Various theater-adjacent projects offer alternatives for reading and interpreting theater at home. Nicole Serratore explores closet dramas and their ilk. The post Theater of Your Mind: Clos…

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

My Favorite K-Dramas Ranked by Nicole Serratore

Just to keep a ranking of the shows I've blogged about...all subject to change:  1) Crash Landing On You: Just the perfect blend of comedy, drama, and romance with a narrative that sustain…

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Pandemic Diary July: Wounded Men, Questionable Healing by Nicole Serratore

In July, I fell into FOUR shows which involved men with traumatic childhoods and the women who patiently put up with their nonsense and fall in love with them so they can heal. The woman may…

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Pandemic Diary July: Goblins, Kings, and No Zombies by Nicole Serratore

July was packed with personal self-care. I found a new therapist and said goodbye to my old elliptical machine. I hilariously tried to stop the elliptical from squeaking with a series of lub…

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Pandemic Diary June: Characters Filled with Fight by Nicole Serratore

I’ve felt quite precious about some of the shows I’ve been watching during the pandemic. Something about the vulnerability of the characters has made me protective of them. Maybe my hea…

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Pandemic Diary May: Grasping for K-Drama Straws by Nicole Serratore

Things I learned watching K-dramas My TV viewing in May was all over the map. This is probably a sign I'm not doing as well as I think I am doing. My brain pinging from place to place as I…

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Pandemic Diary April: Mr. Sunshine by Nicole Serratore

The one day I went for a big walk. If March was a month of bittersweet longing (served up by Crash Landing On You) then April, when I started watching Mr. Sunshine, was more serious and…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Pandemic Diary March: Crash Landing on You by Nicole Serratore

Talking someone into watching Crash Landing On You March was the hardest month of the pandemic for me. Someone in my building was hospitalized with COVID-19 very early in the month. From …

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Letter from the Editor by Nicole Serratore

Thinking of you all during this unprecedented moment. The post Letter from the Editor appeared first on Exeunt Magazine NYC.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Playwright Martyna Majok: ‘I want fluid to leak from your face. That’s what I want theatre to do’ by Nicole Serratore

After nearly giving up playwriting altogether, Martyna Majok went on to win a Pulitzer for Cost of Living. She tells Nicole Serratore

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Girl from the North Country review at Belasco Theatre, New York – ‘beautifully sung but baffling Bob Dylan musical’ by Nicole Serratore

Conor McPherson’s play with music, set to the songs of Bob Dylan, tells the story of a collection of woebegone characters living

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

West Side Story review at Broadway Theatre, New York – ‘Ivo van Hove refreshes a classic musical’ by Nicole Serratore

Controversies have dogged Ivo van Hove’s production of West Side Story, surrounding injuries, protests, and bold cuts to the material (the dropping

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Anatomy of a Suicide review at Linda Gross Theater, New York – ‘Alice Birch’s beautiful, aching play’ by Nicole Serratore

Alice Birch’s beautiful, aching play depends on the careful delivery of synchronised and overlapping dialogue from characters in three time periods who

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Roundabout Underground: Step inside New York’s 62-seat studio that fosters global writing stars by Nicole Serratore

Best known for its revivals of musicals and the classics, the not-for-profit Roundabout Theatre Company branched out into new work more than

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Medea review at Brooklyn Academy of Music – ‘Rose Byrne stars in Simon Stone’s stylised adaptation’ by Nicole Serratore

Director and adaptor Simon Stone’s contemporary take on Medea shrinks the tragedy to such an individual level that the deeper questions surrounding

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Top 10 of 2019 by Nicole Serratore

By the numbers for 2019:174 shows seen (down from 203 last year)27% of work seen by artists of color (up from 25% last year) 62% of work seen by underrepresented artists (up from 50% last ye…

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All that Chat

Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre