Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Prominent American Theatre Scholar, Elinor Fuchs, Dies at 91 by The Theatre Times

Elinor Fuchs, a trailblazing theater scholar, critic, and playwright, passed away on May 28, 2024, at the age of 91. She was the author or editor of five groundbreaking books, including The …

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 05:43PM
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

“Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter:” Theater Conventions for Kids by Teodora Medeleanu

In spite of all open-mindedness, attending family performances as an adult can be, initially at least, off-putting. There is a stigma around the themes approached, the aesthetics, and the ac…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 12:53PM

Like Mother, Like Son: “Redemption Story” at A.R.T./NY by Rhiannon Ling

My first thought upon entering Redemption Story at A.R.T./NY was that of boldness: I can’t recall the last time I saw a director—Sarah Blush, in this case—take on the challenge of trav…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 12:49PM
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

“Miss Saigon”: Déjà vu. An exclusive interview with Claude-Michel Schönberg by Lisa Monde

   Dedicated to the 35th anniversary of the musical Miss Saigon, an exclusive interview with the composer Claude-Michel Schönberg. This year the West End production of the musical Miss Sa…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 12:49PM
Sunday, May 19, 2024

The Return of the Musical “Titanic” to NYC by Christina Stanton

Most historic dates and events fade from view after a few years, especially as witnesses age and die. So it’s hard to believe a calamity that occurred more than a century ago can still cap…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 12:49PM
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

“English,” a Gate to Enriching Desired Dreams by Azadeh Kangarani

Do you speak any languages besides your mother tongue, especially as an adult learner? How do you identify yourself while speaking those languages?  Let’s consider English. English, a pla…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 02:35PM

“Earworm:” Entangled in the Political Landscape by Amin Azimi

Toronto’s theatre scene thrives on its multicultural identity, a modern-day Tower of Babel where diverse voices engage in continuous dialogue. Iranian-Canadian playwright Mohammad Yaghoobi…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 02:34PM

Legacy of TiyatroTem on the Independent Theatre Scene of Turkey after 2000s by Deniz Bașar

TiyatroTem (2001-2017) was established by Şehsuvar Aktaş (b. 1964) and Ayşe Selen (1955-2017) in 2000, and their first play, Lahana Sarma (Cabbage Rolls) premiered in 2001. This is the fi…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 02:33PM
Tuesday, May 14, 2024

“Bérénice” at Milan’s FOG Festival by Margaret Rose

Together with Wayne McGregor’s dance piece, UniVerse: A Dark Crystal Odyssey, Romeo Castellucci’s reimagining of Jean Racine’s Bérénice (first staged in 1670), with Isabelle Huppert …

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 02:33PM
Monday, May 13, 2024

Igor Vuk Torbica (1987 – 2020) – Balkan “Prince of Theatre” – The third Igor’s Days by Emilija Kvočka

He lived for 33 years, and then he left us. He had his first professional direction in the Zrenjanin theatre, where he staged Molière’s Don Juan. He directed 13 plays and started the four…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 12:27PM
Sunday, May 12, 2024

From Exile to Redemption by Marcina Zaccaria

Solo Performers John Rwothomack and Fidaa Zidan join forces to unravel the discovery of life after political rallies and prison sentences in Lines. The full version of the article From Exile…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 12:23PM
Sunday, May 5, 2024

How To Recognise Us? The Foreign Women In London: Theatre Review Of “Don’t Get Me Wrong” by Xunnan Li

Amidst the bustling metropolis of London, a group of aspiring theatrical talents (Kelly Guibal, Flavia Di Saverio, Thelma Osorio Euan, Maria Luc, Hana Tamaru, Arianna Folini) took to the sta…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 02:03AM
Thursday, May 2, 2024

Retro-futurist Green Theatre: Trick of the Light’s “Suitcase Show” by David O'Donnell

A new show from Trick of the Light theatre company is always something special, and Suitcase Show—presented as part of this year’s New Zealand Fringe Festival—is no exception. The cor…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 12:05PM
Sunday, April 28, 2024

Follies and Murder Ballads and Extinction, Oh My!: New York City Fringe 2024 by Rhiannon Ling

2024’s New York City Fringe has come to an end, eighteen nights of shows enjoyable, waspish, querying, high-caliber, and searching (on occasion, all things all at once). I had the privileg…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 03:04PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2024

“Without a State:” a Collision Between Migration and the Perpetual Pursuit of Identity and Belonging by Tawanda Mupatsi

Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) is still in the hands of Britain, the colonial power, and several migrants are coming from neighboring Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) and Nyasaland (now Mala…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 10:37AM
Friday, April 19, 2024

“That Perfect Dark”: Samuel Beckett’s “Company” in Dunedin by David O'Donnell

The southern city of Ōtepoti/Dunedin has played an important role in the history of Samuel Beckett production in Aotearoa. In 1959, one of the earliest New Zealand productions of Waiting fo…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 04:02AM
Friday, April 12, 2024

Anything Can Be Bought If The Price Is Right: Juan Mayorga’s “La Colección” (The Collection) by Maria Delgado

Juan Mayorga might have been a crime writer in another life, he loves to set up complex, menacing conceits that explore behaviour on the fringes of criminality. What constitutes right? How f…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 04:21AM
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Staging Justice: Miguel del Arco revisits Jordi Casanovas’ “Jauría” and the case of “la manada” (the wolfpack) by Maria Delgado

Seeing a play you much admired five years ago for a third time isn’t always sensible. Will it be as good as you remember it? I saw Jauría, Jordi Casanovas’ verbatim play based on the ca…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 11:07AM
Monday, April 8, 2024

Towards New Theatre in Europe: What Roles Can Multilingual Dramaturgies Play in Europe’s Future(s)? by Kasia Lech

Europa jest wielojęzyczna. Europe – as a geopolitical concept, its residents, communities, and countries – is a multilingual space where people communicate in multiple languages such as…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 10:55AM
Sunday, April 7, 2024

Milan’s FOG Festival  by Margaret Rose

Milan’s international multidisciplinary performance art festival FOG, featuring theatre, music, and dance, is at its seventh edition. The brainchild of the Triennale theatre’s artistic d…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 03:47PM
Thursday, April 4, 2024

Between The REMBELIO OF POPOLARI (“Omilies”, Carnevals, Anonymous Poets) And No Stable Funding by Ivanka Apostolova Baskar

An Interview with Kostas Kapodistrias – Theatre actor and director, theatre manager/founder of Theatro Tsi Zakithos, Zakynthos, Greece One of the most authentic, inspiring and human great …

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 04:21AM
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

The Silent Service of Women: Cayenne Douglass’s “Maiden Voyage” at The Flea by Rhiannon Ling

“What kind of service do submarines provide?” asks the machine’s captain, Ricky Martin. “Silent service” is the proper answer. It is nearly the dénouement of Cayenne Douglass’s …

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 04:16AM
Sunday, March 31, 2024

“Teeth” Bites Back Against Purity Culture: On Michael R. Jackson and Anna K. Jacob’s Musical by Morgan Skolnik

Last year I went to the dentist for a toothache and was told that somehow, to my extreme disbelief, my tooth had grown another tooth in it. Well, my dens in dente is nothing compared to Dawn…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 04:17AM
Monday, March 25, 2024

“I Killed My Mother/It Wasn’t My Fault.” Which Way Does One Get to Come-of-Age? by Teodora Medeleanu

The question of universality faces entire series of utterly new answers, but not all of them find a place or are given a form to be exhibited on stage, as it is frequently mistaken for relat…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 10:39AM

A Triple Bill on Desire and its Discontents: “La Voix Humaine”, “Erwartung” and Something in Between at Madrid’s Teatro Real by Maria Delgado

There are a number of firsts in the new Teatro Real production triple bill that brings together Francis Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine (1959), adapted from Jean Cocteau’s 1930 play, and Arnol…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 10:36AM

Alfredo Sanzol Stages Lorca’s “The House of Bernarda Alba”: Simmering Passions, Solitude and Surveillance by Maria Delgado

The 2023/2024 season has proved the year of Bernarda Albas. Lorca’s 1936 drama was completed only a few months before his death, as Spain was edging closer to civic conflict. Its razor-sha…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 03:33AM
Friday, March 22, 2024

“Haywire:” An Unsettling Account On Mental Health Issues by Tawanda Mupatsi

When Chenura Trust a Zimbabwean media company announced that they were working on a theatrical performance titled Haywire which was going to be centered around mental health issues, initial …

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 04:37PM

“ANGELA (a Strange Loop)”: The Wild and Wonderful World of Susanne Kennedy by Maria Delgado

Susanne Kennedy doesn’t do things by half. When she creates a world, it has its own logic, its own rules, its own ethos. It’s not a world of participation but one where the audience are …

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 04:34PM
Thursday, March 21, 2024

Re-imagining the City through Performance: “The Drifting Room”, Created and Performed by Stephen Bain by David O'Donnell

The Drifting Room, created and performed by Stephen Bain. The Performance Arcade 2024, Te-Whanganui-A-Tara Wellington waterfront, 22-25 February 2024. What if the theatre—that fixed archit…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 06:32PM

Find Your Voice, Loud and Clear: Musical “Il Tenore” Review by Hansol Oh

It is 1930s Kyeongseong (what Seoul was called during the Japanese occupation), and the colonial Japanese government is enforcing a Japanese-only policy to bolster the forced assimilation of…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 04:37PM

Stage to Screen: Támara Torres on “Orange Is The New Black,” Netflix Shaping Streaming by Alexander Fatouros

American actress of beauty and talent, Támara Torres is a legend of Orange is the New Black, the Netflix comedy-drama television series created by Jenji Kohan. Her portrayal of Emily “Wee…

SOURCE: thetheatretimes.com at 12:29AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards