ROGER BABB was for many years a playwright / director with Otrabanda Company. He worked as an actor for Joseph Chaikin, Jim Neu, Julie Taymor, Merideth Monk and many others. He taught at Princeton, NYU, Swarthmore and most recently at Mt Holyoke College.
APR 2016 | Theater
Director Katherine Brook and playwright Liza Birkenmeier have crafted successful careers as experimental theater artists in New York City. Birkenmeier is a member of Ars Nova Play Group and a New Georges Affiliated Artist.
OCT 2007 | Theater
Kabuki, the highly stylized, spectacular theatre of Japan, has over its four hundred year history become codified, sacralized and elevated to the status of a national treasure. It has the equivalent position of Grand Opera in Italy, Kathakali in southern India, Shakespearean performance in England and perhaps the National Football League in the United States. All of these performance forms have humble origins. They were under constant constraint from civil authorities and were publicly sanctioned as a moral danger to their communities.
MAY 2006 | Theater
As Daniel Gerould, the distinguished theatre scholar has noted, melodrama was and still is a major art form in America.
JUNE 2015 | Theater
On July 14, 15, and 16, The Kitchen will present three days of performances, panel discussions, and video presentations honoring the work of the great downtown theater artist Jeff Weiss and his mentor and partner Carlos Ricardo Martinez.
DEC 07-JAN 08 | Theater
Oren Safdies newest piece, West Bank, UK, a musical on which he collaborated with composer/lyricist Robbie Cohen, is about an Israeli ex-patriot who returns to a rent-controlled apartment in London to find it occupied by a Palestinian refugee. The American landlord, unable to decide between them, suggests they try to learn to live with each other.
DEC 05-JAN 06 | Theater
This January, the Theatre of the Two Headed Calf will present their Kabuki influenced production of George Bernard Shaws Major Barbara at La Mama. Co-founded by director Brooke OHarra and composer Brian Connelly, the company has presented a number of critically well-received performance pieces over the last five years.