The art form continues to survive the return of in-person theatre, but maker-performers struggle with a lack of institutional support.
Hope and Agony According to Felwine Sarr
Traces — Speech to African Nations is a spoken word piece with music written by the acclaimed Senegalese scholar and performed by the Burkinabé actor Étienne Minoungou.
Circle Jerk Takes the Absurdity of Modern Existence to the Extreme
Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, the hybrid film/theatrical production is a dense and irreverent look at the performance of queerness.
Opera Lafayette Reimagines André Grétry’s Silvain in New Mexico
The rendition could be a platform for essential conversations on sociohistorical and economic land rights issues.
The Terrors of Whiteness in Wu Tsang’s Moby Dick
The experimental film, accompanied by live music, pictures the ecocide that a violently extractive ideology of whiteness produces.
Jess Dobkin, a Performance Artist With a Unique Sense of Humor
Dobkin caught the attention of critics early on with her quirky and occasionally self-deprecating works, which often center lesbian identity.
A Staggering New Play Creates Space for Black Interiority and Grief
What to Send Up When It Goes Down holds Black people at its center, inviting unique moments of commiseration, anger, and helplessness with no apologies.
At Boss Witch, Art Performances Will Thrive in Nature
Launching this month in Los Angeles, Boss Witch will support site-specific performances in Joshua Tree, Mono Lake, and more.
Dave McKenzie Brings His Methodical Approach to the Whitney Museum’s Facade
Debuting May 1, McKenzie’s Disturbing the View takes its inspiration from New York’s “squeegee men.”
Performances in Memory of Media Artist Kate Johnson, “a One-of-a-Kind Spirit”
“EVERYONE WAS INVITED” promises a heartfelt celebration and opportunity to get to know this under-sung yet influential artist.
Boogie With Patrisse Cullors in a Virtual Electric Slide
On Sunday April 11, Patrisse Cullors will be restaging “F*ck White Supremacy, Let’s Get Free” online for a global audience.
How Cameras and Webcams Have Helped Us Bear Witness in 2020
Suzanne Lacy and her students suggest that screens can help us become more empathetic and aware of “each other’s practices, and realities.”