Category: Geek Out Freak Out
Let's Geek Out Over Live TV Musicals
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, October 28, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    3 comments Share This
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Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Christina Trivigno, TDF's Director of Digital Strategy and a bona fide theatre nerd. Today's topic: Live TV musicals -- which ones floundered, which ones went swimmingly and our hopes...
Does It Work When Broadway Shows Transfer Off-Broadway?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, August 09, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Aug 9, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    2 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Christina Trivigno, TDF's Director of Digital Strategy and a bona fide theatre nerd. Today's topic: Do Broadway shows lose anything when they transfer Off-Broadway? And which closed Broadway...
What Changes Did Your School Make to Shows So They'd Be Less Controversial?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Tuesday, June 18, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    10 comments Share This
Tue Jun 18, 2019  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    10 comments Share This
Whether staff cut swearwords or swastikas, or asked for script rewrites, we want to hear your stories --- Last fall, when I read that the principal of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts demanded that swastikas be scrapped from a student production of The Sound of Music, I was reminded of my own experience...
Why It's Awesome When Characters in Straight Plays Dance
By LINDA BUCHWALD
Wednesday, December 12, 2018  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Dec 12, 2018  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    1 comment Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages contributor Linda Buchwald geeks out with fellow Drama Desk nominator and journalist, Doug Strassler. Today's topic: dance sequences in straight plays Linda Buchwald: I came up with the idea for this GOFO when I saw Teenage Dick, Mike Lew's...
5 Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month Through Theatre
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, March 09, 2018  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    1 comment Share This
Fri Mar 9, 2018  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    1 comment Share This
How to support female and trans artists this month -- and beyond --- Theatre has long loved its divas. But when it comes to women performing other artistic roles -- playwright, director, designer -- the industry has an inequality problem. While there's certainly been some notable progress in recent years, theatre is still far from achieving gender...
How Has Theatre Made You Smarter?
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, December 27, 2017  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    2 comments Share This
Wed Dec 27, 2017  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    2 comments Share This
Welcome to Geek Out/Freak Out, where theatre fans get enthusiastic about things --- This week, TDF Stages Editor Raven Snook geeks out (via Facebook Messenger) with Christina Trivigno, TDF's Associate Director of Digital Strategy and a bona fide theatre nerd. Today's topic: A celebration of the wide variety of facts seeing shows has taught us Raven...
Eight Plays a Week
By SANDY MACDONALD
Thursday, October 12, 2017  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 12, 2017  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    0 comments Share This
Why a longtime critic hates to let any show pass her by --- I have a habit of reviewing in bulk. I started out, back in the pre-digital era, as a restaurant critic. I'm happy to report that covering theatre is a lot less caloric. But I've retained a disconcerting tendency to go whole hog. Call it completism, if you will. I suffer from a certain perverse...
Why I Enjoy Old Gay Plays
By DREW PISARRA
Monday, August 28, 2017  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Aug 28, 2017  •   Geek Out Freak Out  •    1 comment Share This
A theatre fan comes out about his love for vintage LGBTQ characters --- What does it mean to be gay? Boy, does that sound passé. But what did it mean decades ago, and what did it look like? Well, it often wasn't very pretty. But I suppose my ongoing fascination with yesteryear's often outdated, sometimes ominous representations of queer folk...
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