And you cant help concluding that the human exchange is of less interest to German theater practitioners, including the writersor that the exchange is something very different, taking place between the materials of the stage and the audience. But how to describe this exchange?
Over the past 10 years, the Rail theater section has focused its coverage on playwrightsnew voices, more established and ever-reinventing voices, the scripts. Recently, we began talking about expanding our vision to embrace all the practitioners who blend their arts and collaboratively come together to make a script become a play.
When I heard playwright Jeff Lewonczyk was smashing together my two favorite worldscomics and theaterto curate their latest summer festival of awesome at the Brick Theater, I geeked out. Im not sure if I accosted him while he was eating dinner at Dumont or before a Vampire Cowboys Saloon show
Spring, and its been raining in Brooklyn for too many days. A single, exotic-sounding songbird suddenly re-appears, having returned from a winter spent who knows where. Bits of song pierce through the grind of a passing cars engine.
We Americans love us some Shakespeare. Or, at the very least, we recognize the profound importance of his oeuvre. Rare is the high school student who hasnt rolled her eyes while reading aloud from Romeo and Juliet in class and then fantasized about the totally unreachable guy