There is nothing glib or cheap or frivolous about Talbotts plays. There is no slick, witty banter or easy irony to distance you, no gentle exposition to ease you into the world. His deeply damaged characters greet you head-on, pulling you into the deep water with them.
Maya Macdonalds play Leave the Balcony Open is a lament for those who would rather not deal, but must. The four main characters are about to graduate college, still raw from half a dozen campus deaths in one year.
Following up his series of interviews with Costume Designers (Dec/Jan 2012), Sound Designers (October 2011), and Stage Managers (June 2011), Gary Winter delves into the physical space of theater, exploring how a set grows from concept to design with two of the most highly regarded and versatile set designers contributing their visions to theater today.
With her clear soprano voice, Griffith deftly navigates playwright Karinne Keithley Syerss poetic language, composer Brendan Connellys difficult and haunting melodies, and the compelling accompaniment of new music ensemble Yarn/Wire.
Erin Courtney, the 12th playwright to assume artistic leadership of 13P, the collective of playwrights devoted to producing their own work, talks with Madeleine George about her upcoming production, A Map of Virtue.
For one month, when Julia May Jonas was 17 years old, she was sent to a wayward girls institution. The way she tells it, she quickly realized that she was more sane than the others, but like any good teenager, she got swept up in the drama of the place.
Its fine. Its what I want. Its what I deserve. Its what Im good for.
Performa 11, the biennial of visual art performance, to borrow their insistent term, which took place this past November, opened itself up to an even wider array of artists than in years past.