ELIZA BENT will perform in Half Straddle’s The Seagull (thinking of you) in January at the Coil Festival. Her play The Hotel Colors will happen in May at the Bushwick Starr.
NOV 2012 | Theater
Sibyl Kempsons sparky presence on stage and page first caught my attention in 2009 with Crime or Emergency, in which Kempson inhabits a myriad of characters and sings some early Bruce Springsteen songs.
NOV 2010 | Theater
Nick Jones may best be known for Jollyship the Whiz-Bang, the quite successful puppet pirate musical. But the puppet man is serious about playwriting too. I sat down with the Park Slope resident for a late afternoon sandwich during rehearsals for The Coward which opens Nov. 22 at Lincoln Centers LCT3.
FEB 2007 | Theater
There is a bit of cheeky self-awareness that permeates the theatrical event in The Fever. The monologue play, delivered by Wallace Shawn, asks how a sensitive person can comfortably cope in a world of economic inequity. If youre not born in the third world, and if youre not living in a war torn country, how can you sit by enjoying bon bons and chardonnay?
MAY 2007 | Theater
Whatever you do, don’t call Rachel Dickstein’s work ‘physical theatre.’
FEB 2010 | Theater
Consider hits from The Strokes, only imagine them catchier, less faded and with vocals not nearly as strained or affected. Consider that the musicians also make artlike Lansing Dreiden, but without the shroud of mystery or lofty price tags.
FEB 2008 | Theater
In late 2002, I kept having conversations about words and music with fellow artists, mainly playwrights, and how we could create new kinds of lyric texts for the stage
APR 2007 | Theater
Young Jean Lee didnt always imagine herself a playwright. In fact, it was pretty far off her radar until five years ago when she had a bit of a quarter life crisis. Her therapist asked her what she would be if she could do anything in life.