Theaters

Post image for Bar Exam: Richard Maxwell’s ‘The Evening’

The signature style of Richard Maxwell — a playwright and director who has received awards and fellowships from practically every major theater foundation, and whose rehearsals were presented as a work of art in the 2012 Whitney Biennial — works well in his latest piece, The Evening.

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Post image for A Mashup of Ballet and Postmodern Dance

Dance is a curious thing: an art form that both defies and relies on genre distinctions.

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Post image for One City, Two Experimental Plays, a Whole Lot of Creative Women

Last week was an outstanding one for experimental theater in Detroit.

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Post image for An Experimental Performance Captures Prison, Neglects Inmates

ALBUQUERQUE — Carlos Contreras glares down from the stage at Tricklock Performance Laboratory, animated and preaching into the mic like the National Poetry Slam champion that he is.

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Post image for Early Anti-Lynching Plays, Read in Light of Ferguson

Just two days before the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) released its report “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror,” I sat in the audience at JACK in Brooklyn for a reading of playwright Mary P. Burrill’s 1919 anti-lynching play Aftermath.

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Post image for Laughing (and Crying, and Laughing Again) About Slavery

Aside from innovative and well-executed visual effects, what makes Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s play An Octoroon so remarkable is the unceasing state of anxiety in which you’re held from start to finish.

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Post image for Getting Lost in the Woods of a Swedish Vampire Tale

With the thick fall of snow over New York in these recent days, the city is the perfect setting for a beautifully staged Swedish vampire tale.

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Post image for The Tricky Business of Dancing with a Robot

It’s hard to resist a dancing robot. Taiwanese choreographer Huang Yi’s dance piece Huang Yi & YUKA, currently having its US premiere at New York’s 3LD Art and Technology Center, shows that it’s also very hard to share the stage with a robot.

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Andrew Schneider in

The roster of simultaneous festivals that regularly occur in January in New York can be overwhelming.

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Post image for On Stage, as on Paper, David Foster Wallace Commands Your Attention

A supposedly and in fact fun thing I did this month was attend A (Radically Condensed and Expanded) Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, an experimental performance at the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.

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