Billy McEntee is a freelance arts and culture writer who has contributed to Vanity Fair, American Theatre, NewNowNext, and The Brooklyn Rail. He works at Playwrights Horizons and lives in Brooklyn.
Instrumental music, when expertly crafted, often shimmers with something beneath its surface, a spring-loaded energy set for flight. Without words to act as release, the body turns to other solutionsdance, most notably, but in the case of Brooklyn-based band TIGUE, perhaps something more surreal.
Sam Hunter’s plays are tightly constructed, hauntingly beautiful, and hold a striking alchemy of contradictions: his works are small, despite the vast lands on which they’re set, and they’re also poignant, despite—or perhaps because of—their lack of sentimentality.
The Hearth, Greer’s new theater company that she co-founded with Emma Miller is creating a fire for female artists to gather around. Or, more literally, “The Hearth tells the stories of women,” as the company’s website states.
With two searing world premieres in one season, Jeremy O. Harris isnt making a splash; hes summoning a tidal wave.