Category: Off-Off Broadway
How One Regional Theatre Is Attracting New Audiences During the Pandemic
By RAVEN SNOOK
Wednesday, May 06, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed May 6, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
With six productions available to watch online, Virginia's American Shakespeare Center is expanding its reach --- Weeks before Broadway closed, Ethan McSweeny already knew live theatre was in trouble. "Our national touring company was the canary in the coal mine," says McSweeny, who's served as the artistic director of Virginia's American Shakespeare...
5 Ways to Help Theatres and Artists During the COVID-19 Crisis
By RAVEN SNOOK
Monday, March 16, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 16, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The ongoing COVID-19 situation is impacting everyone around the world, but the theatre industry has been hit particularly hard. In New York City, all theatres on Broadway and beyond have been ordered to close until at least April 12, leaving countless performers, designers, writers, directors and other artists and staff out of work. While Broadway will...
A Flop Play by a Pulitzer Prize Winner Gets a Second Life
By JOSE SOLÍS
Friday, March 06, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Fri Mar 6, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    3 comments Share This
Why the Spanish-language production of Robert Schenkkan's Building the Wall is scarily relevant --- A week before the 2016 presidential election, Pulitzer- and Tony-winning dramatist Robert Schenkkan (All the Way) angrily banged out the dystopian two-hander Building the Wall, a future history play about what might happen to immigrants under a Donald...
This 'Urinetown' Tony Winner's New Musical Comedy Is About the End of the World
By GREG KOTIS & AYUN HALLIDAY
Monday, March 02, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Mar 2, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Writer-composer Greg Kotis and his wife Ayun Halliday gab about their latest irreverent theatrical collaboration --- Greg Kotis (who won a pair of Tony Awards for writing the book and lyrics of Urinetown) and Ayun Halliday (experimental dramatist and performer, indie comic icon and best-selling memoirist) have collaborated on a lot of projects over...
Finding the Off-Kilter Comedy in Everyday Life
By JEN GUSHUE
Thursday, February 13, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Feb 13, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
With a pair of witty plays in the East Village, Sarah Einspanier is a writer to watch --- Considering Sarah Einspanier has two productions running in New York this spring, it's jarring to hear her claim that "I'm bad at plot when it comes to plays and also my life! I'm always like, you should figure out who you are, but I haven't yet." That kind of...
Bringing Real-Life Tales of the Undocumented to All Five Boroughs
By JOSE SOLÍS
Thursday, February 06, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Feb 6, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes) and Border People give audiences a visceral sense of the immigration crisis --- At a recent rehearsal for Fandango for Butterflies (and Coyotes), currently at La MaMa and scheduled to tour the outer boroughs, the very core of my soul was stirred as I listened to two characters speak blissfully about Honduras,...
How Inviting Kids to 'Show Up' Changed My Life
By PETER MICHAEL MARINO
Tuesday, January 28, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Jan 28, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
I had no idea a theatrical experiment would turn into one of the most rewarding experiences of my career --- Three years ago I had this notion to show up at a theatre and create a show on the spot. Well, more accurately, I thought Show Up was a great title for a show. It literally told people what to do. That title and the idea of showing up...
A Downtown Puppet Master Returns With Her Latest Epic
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Friday, January 24, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Fri Jan 24, 2020  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    2 comments Share This
Theodora Skipitares' new spectacle celebrates a pair of African Americans pioneers --- In an exchange of letters with Thomas Jefferson in 1791, Benjamin Banneker—a free black man, independent farmer, self-taught astronomer and mathematician—argued for racial equality. Jefferson responded: "Nobody wishes more than I do to see such...
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