ALEXIS CLEMENTS is a playwright and arts writer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently a fellow of the Cultural Strategies Initiative, where she is working on a non-fiction book about the arts. Read more about her and her work at www.alexisclements.com
JUNE 2014 | Theater
Im headed out on the road in August, leaving my current home in Brooklyn behind. Not for too long, about four weeks, but hopefully for long enough to listen.
JUNE 2011 | ArtSeen
The work of Finnish photographer Sanna Kannisto explores the complex space that exists between the natural world and those humans who desire to isolate, possess, and understand it in some way.
FEB 2009 | Theater
Harold Pinter was an inspirationif not a modelfor many theater artists working today. What follows is just a small sample of the ways Pinter's work has influenced us all.
MAR 2008 | Theater
Susan Mosakowski and Creation Production Company, the company that she co-founded with her partner Matthew Maguire, are spending a lot of time lately thinking about evolution.
SEPT 2008 | Theater
See, I have this day set thee over the nation and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant. Jeremiah 1:10
DEC 08-JAN 09 | Express
Lily Ledbetter has a story to tell. In fact, you may have already heard it. Theyve been telling it in Congress, in the Supreme Court, in corporate boardrooms, in newspapers, and on televisions across the nation. I would even hazard a guess that at least one book or movie in the next couple of years is going to retell her story all over again
FEB 2012 | Theater
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.
SEPT 2010 | Theater
Over the past two years, newspapers have been hemorrhaging subscribers, hundreds of magazines have stopped printing, and major book publishers are racing to reshape their business models in the face of rapidly changing consumer behavior.
NOV 2009 | Theater
Last fall, the writers Julia Jordan, Sarah Schulman and Anna Ziegler called a town hall meeting for female playwrights to discuss the fact that work written by women was being produced at rates no better than 100 years earlier.
JUN 2008 | Theater
New writers become better writers and more producible writers if you produce them. So says Christian Parker, the Associate Artistic Director of the Atlantic Theater Company (ATC) and one of the primary forces behind its Atlantic Stage 2 program. Stage 2s mission is to develop new plays, but unlike so many programs that claim to have a similar focus, they seem to be putting their money and their stage where their mouth is, particularly with their newest productionAnnie Bakers Body Awareness.
NOV 2008 | ArtSeen
The economy is crumbling and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art just announced that it will be spending over $245 million dollars on a new 300,000 square-foot building. LACMA is hardly the only one undertaking expensive expansions these dayslook at the Art Institute of Chicago, the contentious Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum addition, and the Whitneys gobsmacking $680 million dollar project.