Crossing Barriers, Bridging CulturesBy Natasha Lardera
Seven years ago, it began: with three shows, three staged readings, five boroughs, loads of talent, and even a pinch of insanity, In Scena!, a festival of contemporary theater imported directly from Italy to NYC, was born. This year's festival (April 29May 13) boasts twelve full productions, two theatrical readings of Italian plays in translation, a prestigious award that will be presented to an up and coming playwright, and the return of an inspiring poetry workshop.
In Pursuit of the Urgently InexplicableBy Billy McEntee
Arberytender, clement, and an exposed nerve who shines with a quiet charismadoes not intend to be the center of attention, even as his career is exploding, and so it seems fair that he wouldn't force a principal role on anyone else, even a fictional character.
NICKY PARAISO with Kathleen Warnock
Nickys new full-length work, now my hand is ready for my heart: intimate histories, is opening on March 22. Hes a writer, performer, and essential curator, mostly of dance work at La MaMa. His curatorial work has occupied him greatly the last two decades, and he felt the need to return to his own creative work.