Wednesday, March 3, 2021

In Conversation with Yve Blake, Fangirling on the Fangirls by Shiya Lu

From Beatlemania in the sixties to 2010 boy band sensation One Direction, to today’s global phenomenon of K-Pop stars, different generations’ fangirls share an obsession, devotion, and u…

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Robots Were Dreamt up 100 Years Ago – Why Haven’t Our Fears About Them Changed Since? by Michael Szollosy

This is a story you will have heard before. A genius but completely mad scientist – with the backing of a ruthlessly greedy corporation – creates a sentient robot. The scientist’s inte…

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New York’s Secret Theatre Brings an Experiential Horror-Thriller Play to India by Gowri S

Redemption Room, an experiential horror-thriller theatre performance by New York-based Secret Theatre, is set to premiere in India. It is not unusual to lose oneself in a particularly intrig…

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Windows into Performance Art: River Lin’s Artistic and Curatorial Practices by Freda Fiala

Networking is both motif and method in the work of River Lin (林人中). Performing, directing, curating, and living between Taiwan and France, he has established himself as a facilitator f…

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Playing Richard by Katerina Eremina

Though theatrical season 2020/2021 isn’t the most eventful, it has brought to the stage number of remarkable stagings, with several interpretations of a classic Shakespeare play to become …

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Drawing Inspiration in a Pandemic — Breath Has Always Been Central to Theatre by Daniel Johnston

Wrapped in COVID-Safe vigilance, Australian theatre has cautiously begun to welcome back guests. The Sydney Festival withstood border closures and local outbreaks to offer a wide variety o…

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Satiric re-staging of colonial battleground : “Company Kamupene” Written and performed by Jamie McCaskill. by David O'Donnell

Company Kamupene Written and performed by Jamie McCaskill. Presented by Tikapa Productions and The Māori Sidesteps Collective. Directed by Simon Ferry and Craig Geenty. BATS Theatre, Wellin…

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The Small-Time Reality TV Hit Reviving Chinese Theater’s Big Dreams by Kenrick Davis

In Theater for Living, brutal honesty about the hardships of life onstage is winning over fans. “To earn, or not to earn? That is the question.” From its opening line, a new Chinese real…

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Radical Representation: “Hi, Are You Single” Engages and Triumphs by Taurie Kinoshita

Hypnotically charming, exquisitely flamboyant and the very embodiment of wit, Ryan J. Haddad wrote and performs in Hi, Are You Single co-produced by the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, in as…

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“Angola Camp 13” is an All-Powerful Musical and Choreographic Masterpiece by Tonderai Chiyindiko

Angola Camp 13, the multiple-award-winning South African State Theatre production, would not have happened had the powers-that-be had their way, according to its creator, celebrated writer …

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Monday, February 22, 2021

“Shook” by Samuel Bailey at Papatango by Aleks Sierz

Film is the new theatre — this we know, but does the distance imposed by the change of medium increase or decrease the impact of the story? The latest example of this problematic switch fr…

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

The Story Of Shakuntala And Dushyant Set In Contemporary Times Reaches Broadway by Gowri S

The Mahabharata’s Shakuntala and Dushyant find themselves in a modern-day setting, addressing the same old conflict, in this play by Isheeta Ganguly. For anyone who has had an Indian upbri…

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A Point and Click Music Session With “Modulation” by Marcina Zaccaria

I was mesmerized by Courtney Love, performing in Kansas City Choir Boy at Prototype in 2015.  Moving around New York to find the best new music, it was a liberating experience to listen to …

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Who Let the “Lady of Pestilence” In? by Magda Piekarska

The Jerzy Szaniawski Dramatic Theater in Wałbrzych opens the season with a play built on one of the most basic building blocks of theater ‒ language. Visually, Lady of Pestilence (PaniMor…

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Act of Will: Kenya Theatre Award Defy Covid-19 Gloom by Alexander Nderitu

The big winner at the awards (Kenya’s version of the Tony's) was Back to Basics theatre group. Founded by veteran thespian Mbeki Mwalimu, Back to Basics raked up a total of 6 awards. The f…

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Don’t Worry, Guy: Toronto’s Indie Theatre Community Stays Resilient by Katherine Cappellacci

On February 20th at 7pm, Sebastian Biasucci’s family will be in their kitchen eating dinner. One hour later, his family will clear out and Sebastian will turn his kitchen into the set of h…

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Iceland’s “Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists” Undergoes Metamorphosis by Means of Metaphor by Alexander Fatouros

Composed by Valgeir Sigurðsson and directed by Sara Martí, Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists is an Icelandic opera-music theatre masterpiece where science meets spirituality. Inspired by the…

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Inside Virtual Rooms by Katarzyna Lemańska

In March 2020 in the midst of social isolation, Oskar Sadowski suggested to his friends that they read Balladyna in a group video chat. The reading sparked the idea of making what the creato…

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Works Process at The Guggenheim: Isolation to Creation Docuseries by Clare Cioffero

Midway through the first episode of Isolation to Creation, a docuseries produced as part of this year’s Guggenheim series Works & Process, a dancer interviewed in the early days of the…

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How Russian Theatre guru Konstantin Stanislavsky Changed the Acting Universe by Valeria Paikova

Konstantin Stanislavsky’s ideas changed the face of theater as much as Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity changed the understanding of physics. Stanislavsky wrote his name in the his…

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

“A Strange Loop” by Michael R. Jackson by Jack Wernick

Jackson’s brave and ingenious dismantling of race and sexuality norms provides a portal from which those who have experienced discrimination based on their identity can readily embrace his…

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

In Space, No-One Can Hear you Quarantine: San Diego Fringe Theatre Artists Discuss a Year-Long Collaborative Online Monologue Project. by Irina Yakubovskaya

The works of San-Diego-based theatre company Lonesome Whistle Productions thrive in the intersection of satire, improvisation, boundless imagination, and profound appreciation for innovative…

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Review: Tarragon Theatre’s “Orestes” by Rick Roberts by Laurie Fyffe

Tarragon Theatre’s technological foray into the virtual reality of a Covid-19 lockdown begins with news of a murder, specifically, the brutal slaying of Clytemnestra at the hands of her so…

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

In Conversation with Hanane Hajj Ali by Heather Waters

The occasion of this interview is Hanane Hajj Ali was chosen to receive the 2020 Gilder/Coigney International Theatre award presented by the League of Professional Theatre Women. The award c…

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Our Experiments: Upcycling in Theatre – An Interview with “Upcycling” Costume and Set Designer Reet Aus from Estonia by Christy Romer

Reet Aus has spent her career in fashion and theatre committed to sustainability, where she’s learned from the world’s most efficient designer: nature. Everything began at the Von Krah…

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Exploring and Humanizing the Nuances of Black American History Through Theatre: Conversation With Playwright and Actor Stephen Sampson. by Irina Yakubovskaya

Driven by his appreciation for  authenticity and history, Stephen Sampson created his theatre company Greater Joy Productions to explore the power of original storytelling. In his play The …

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

About “Living Newspaper”: A Counter Narrative by Aleks Sierz

Read all about it! Well, maybe not. Maybe more like: live the news and then watch it streamed. Inspired by the radical theatre of the Federal Theatre Project in 1930s New Deal America, which…

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Rangbhoomi Spaces Is Hyderabad’s New Cultural Space by Neeraja Murthy

Theatre actor, director, and founder of KissaGo Theatre Group Jay Jha speaks on the hardships faced to make the dream come true. It had been the theatre actor-director’s dream to open an i…

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Mobile Theatres Begin Their Tours with Cairo’s Al-Asmarat District by Ahram Online

The Egyptian Ministry of Culture has announced that its mobile theatre tours began this week, with the first stop being in Cairo’s Al-Asmarat District. The performance staged in the underp…

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Monday, February 8, 2021

Mikhail Baryshnikov: A Dancer Whose Flight to Freedom Brought Him Cult Status by Valeria Paikova

Mikhail Baryshnikov is not one to go unnoticed. A true living legend of ballet, he is one of the greatest dancers in modern history. Die-hard fans of classical Russian ballet praise Baryshni…

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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Kalidasa’s “Vikramorvaseeyam” on Koodiyattam Stage by Gs Paul

Venu brought alive the nuances of Kalidasa’s Vikramorvaseeyam at the recent Koodiyattam mahotsavam. Kalidasa’s Vikramorvaseeyam marked the finale of the 34th annual Koodiyattam mahotsava…

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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