Wednesday, October 11, 2023

“Fear Eats The Soul”: Love In The Grip of Hate by Emiliia Dementsova

These two people are separated by history, geography, language, maths, and other school subjects and common truths. But they are united by love. Does this mean something in a society saturat…

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

James Reaney’s The Donnelly Trilogy and the Making of the Canadian Nation by Barbara Gabriel

When you head out of London on Highway 4 North, it is almost a straight line through to  Lucan, and easy to imagine the relative ease of the journey by stagecoach in the years before, first…

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Monday, October 9, 2023

“The Book of Ruth”: Kaddish For Peaceful Life by Emiliia Dementsova

The 10th edition of the Madách International Theatre Meeting in Budapest coincided with the Jewish holiday Sukkot (Festival of Booths). It is celebrated for seven days, one of which was sym…

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“Look What You Made Me Do”: Marketing “POTUS” on Social Media by Trevor Boffone

How do you market theatre on social media? What strategies can a social media manager use to promote plays and musicals? How does TikTok’s trending culture influence the type of content th…

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Sunday, October 8, 2023

“Gulliver’s Travels”: a Lesson in Satire for Children. by Emiliia Dementsova

“The life of man to represent, And turn it all to ridicule, Wit did a puppet-show invent…”,- Anglo-Irish writer-satirist, essayist, philosopher, poet, owner of one of the sharpest feat…

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Friday, October 6, 2023

Keeping Alive the U.N.’s Dialogue Among Civilizations – as Theatre by Heather Waters

This is the third of a series of articles to discuss the Dialogue of Civilizations theater education program. The focus this time is to delineate its progression from an idea Vahdat Yeganeh …

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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

“That Face” at Orange Tree Theatre by Aleks Sierz

Playwright Polly Stenham had a meteoric rise with this play, her award-winning 2007 debut which she wrote aged 19 and whose original Royal Court cast featured Lyndsay Duncan and Matt Smith,…

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Friday, September 29, 2023

“Amahemhem”: Walking Alongside the Ghosts of Our Past by Kopano Masibi

At the University of Pretoria, South Africa’s Student Gallery, I was met with the open space of the gallery floor with the white walls adorned with the framed photographs of one of South A…

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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Sydney Theatre Company’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”: Fresh, Funny and Completely Joyous by Huw Griffiths

It is easy to forget that when Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest was first written and performed in February 1895, Ibsen’s A Doll’s House was already 16 years old. Both pl…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Nice to MITEM you: the 10th edition of the Madách International Theatre Meeting opens in the Hungarian capital by Emiliia Dementsova

Budapest is becoming a vibrant place and proving highly attractive to theatre lovers. All the flags of the world gather here, inspired by the energy and life-giving power of theatre. Surpris…

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A Performance of Pediophobia: “Nightmare Dollhouse” Brings Uncanny Horror to NYC by Andrew Agress

A long-running immersive horror production returns to New York with 'Nightmare Dollhouse,' exploring a surprisingly popular fear. The full version of the article A Performance of Pediophobi…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Edinburgh Festivals, May Luck Be With You by Antonio Hernández Nieto

Edinburgh in August is a kind of Mecca for theatergoers around the world. It is due to its International Festival and the Fringe that spread theater all around the city. Almost any place cou…

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Sunday, September 24, 2023

Sweeney Todd: Not a Demon, But a Barber of Fleet Street by Lisa Monde

Up to the present moment a debate has been going on – whether the demon-barber of Fleet Street had a real-life prototype. For the very first time, a character under the name of Sweeney Tod…

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Friday, September 22, 2023

Lauren Gunderson’s Anthropology at the Hampstead Theatre: Interesting Digital Thriller Falters On The Edge of Darkness by Aleks Sierz

Androids no longer dream of electric sheep — instead they inhabit our dreams. Whether it is novels such as Kazuo Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun or Ian McEwan’s Machines Like Me, or films…

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing by Jingyi Zhang

Grammy winner Renée Fleming recently appeared in the two-part immersive opera series Cities That Sing directed by François-René Martin and produced by Tripp Hornick and Elmar Kruse. As th…

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“What the Constitution Means to Me” Is As Timely As Ever by Trevor Boffone

In 2019, I sat in the balcony of the Helen Hayes Theatre. My social media circles had been abuzz over the show I was about to see: What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck. There w…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

“German Autumn” At The Uppsala Stadsteater by Bryce Lease

In the Lilla scenen of Uppsala Stadsteater (City Theatre), a haunting echo of the past emerged, meticulously stitched from the pages of Stig Dagerman’s raw recounting of post-war Germany, …

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Anupama Chandrasekhar’s “The Father And The Assassin” At The National Theatre: Vastly Compelling And Darkly Comic History Play About Indian Inde by Aleks Sierz

Nobodies who kill somebodies: let’s make a list. Okay, there’s Lee Harvey Oswald (JFK), James Earl Ray (MLK) and Mark Chapman (John Lennon). But what about the man who shot Mahatma Gandh…

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

A Tweet About “Psycho” by Minakhanim Gurbanova

It has become common practice to spend time on social networks at certain hours of the day, because these platforms, besides having many advantages, give us the chance to follow the latest n…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Notch Theatre Company’s “Wild Home” To Host Community Event On September 13th by Rhiannon Ling

When it comes to Wild Home: An American Odyssey, the project is best-described by its subtitle. The journey began in 2018, when co-creators Notch Theatre Company and Jessica Kahkoska initiat…

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Monday, September 11, 2023

Miriam Battye’s Strategic Love Play At The Soho Theatre: Mixture Of Laughter, Pain Ad Insight Into Contemporary Romance by Aleks Sierz

Remember what a first date feels like? Awkward. Exciting. Awkward. Intriguing. Awkward. Difficult. Yes, it’s a mixture of emotions, often between the desire to be liked and the frustration…

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Saturday, September 9, 2023

“Writing Using:” Framing the Body’s Process of Liberation Through Contemporary Dance by Walter Byongsok Chon

Writing Using is the most recent work by Ahn Aesoon, one of the most renowned contemporary dancers and choreographers in South Korea. She served as the artistic director of the Korea Nationa…

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

Polish People Deserve Better From Irish Theatre… by Kasia Lech

In 2004, Ireland, as one of the first countries in the EU, invited Polish people to live and work here. Over the past two decades, Poles have become the largest minority in Ireland, the Poli…

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All The Conflicts In The Social Theatre Today: Interview With Fabio Tolledi by Ivanka Apostolova Baskar

Fabio Tolledi is a theatre director, and playwright of Astràgali Teatro, a theatre company founded in 1981, based in Italy. Since 1992, he directs all the performances and training activiti…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023

68th Sterijino pozorje: A critical dialogue by Andrej Čanji and Borisav Matić

The 68th Sterijino pozorje took place earlier this summer in Novi Sad. Critics Borisav Matić and Andrej Čanji discuss this year’s selection. Borisav: May was a month of upheaval and exis…

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Tim Fraser’s Candy At Park Theatre: Moving Account Of Gender Identity And Masculinity by Aleks Sierz

Okay, let’s start with a definition: it is said that sex is what you have between your legs, and gender is what you have between your ears. Certainly, the emotional experience of falling i…

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Institutional Logic Of The System: Young Artists Are Excluded From Public Funding. An Interview With Franco Ungaro by Ivanka Apostolova Baskar

Franco Ungaro works at the AMA – Accademia Mediterranea dell’Attore in Lecce (Italy), he has designed and managed, and educated many inspiring projects who are promoting contemporary Ita…

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players” at Shakespeare Festival in Serbia by Emilija Kvočka

The tenth in a row international theatre festival “Shakespeare Festival”, whose founder is director Nikita Milivojević, this year, held in Čortanovci, Serbia, brought top theatre produ…

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Monday, September 4, 2023

Meeting The Public Is The Most Important Incentive For Those Who Do Theatre: An Interview With Walter Prete (Italy) by Ivanka Apostolova Baskar

Walter Prete is a playwright, author, actor, educator, dramaturg, director. Born in 1991 in Ruffano, in the province of Lecce, Walter Prete approached the world of theatre as an actor at a v…

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Sunday, September 3, 2023

UNBOX ME! Live Theatre and the Virtual World. by Annette Balaam

UNBOX ME! Written by Simon Jones. Directed by Simon Jones. Dramaturgy by Sara Giddens. Bodies in Flight Theatre Company. The Wickham Theatre, Bristol, UK, 25 February 2023. An ordinary worki…

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“Stumped.” Live Theatre In The Age Of Hybrid Realities. by Annette Balam

Originally Shomit Dutta’s new play Stumped was screened online from 27 September 2022. Streaming on-demand Original Theatre Online created a new hybridized form of online theatre that merg…

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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
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