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urbanJATRA – Dixon Place, New York

Choreographer: Brinda Guha Reviewer: Jamie Rosler The least enjoyable part of being an audience member at Kalamandir Dance Company’s urbanJATRA at Dixon Place is reading the production and company blurbs in the program. An attempt to translate visual and physical art forms into the written word will often fall short, minimizing more than enhancing the spectator’s experience.* The work is ...

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ms. estrada – The Flea Theater, New York

[ms. estrada] [The Flea] [NYC] (c)Hunter Canning

Writer: Aristophanes Adaptor: Q Brothers Collective Book, Music & Lyrics: Q Brothers Collective with Postell Pringle Director: Michelle Tattenbaum Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Feminism was declared the word of the year for 2017. Thanks to the prevalence of the #MeToo movement, the Women’s March after Trump’s inauguration, and expanded visibility of women’s issues, feminism is a hot topic in contemporary culture. ...

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Frozen – St James Theatre, New York

Music/Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Book: Jennifer Lee Director: Michael Grandage Reviewer: John Roberts It would be safe to assume that anything Disney puts its name to, would be a hit, but that’s not quite true when it comes to Broadway for every Lion King, there was its Tarzan, for every Beauty and the Beast there was its Little ...

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Apologies From Men – The PIT, New York

Writer: Lauren Maul Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Humor and music are powerful weapons in the face of inhumane and abusive behavior, and comedian Lauren Maul wields them adroitly. Primarily on the piano, with a switch to guitar for one song, Maul and her talented backup ensemble (Alyson Greenfield, Jen Kwok, Chase O’Donnell, Tahlia Robinson, Alexius Smith, and Lady Kate Weber) perform eight ...

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Locked Up Bitches – The Flea, New York

[Locked Up Bitches] [The Flea, NYC] (c)Hunter Canning

Book: Catya McMullen Music: Scott Allen Klopfenstein, Kerry Blu Choreographer: Michael Raine Director: Michael Raine Reviewer: Robert Price “Are you a Bitch or a Pussy?” Before entering the theatre, patrons must answer this question, and be thus adorned in felt ears. The Flea’s production value for Locked Up Bitches is initially astounding. Some twenty-five actors flood the lobby in the beige ...

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INTERVIEW: Trevor Crane, Actor

[Trevor Crane, headshot]

Editor Jamie Rosler recently sat down for a chat with Trevor Crane, a working theatre actor raised in Canada and built in New York. He can currently be seen in 700 Wives with Triton Talent Productions at Empire Stage in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. - Give me and our readers a quick background introduction to you. What brought you to New York, ...

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Soundtrack Review: Apologies from Men – The People’s Improv Theatre, New York

Writer: Lauren Maul Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Comedian, musician and filmmaker Lauren Maul is releasing an audio album, a video album, and performing live in New York City, all on March 9. Using the content of “apologies” delivered by high-profile men that have been accused of sexual assault and harassment, Maul creates songs and videos using the speakers’ words and personae ...

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The Loneliest Number – The Clemente, New York

[The Loneliest Number] [The Clemente, NYC] (c)Sandra Mhlongo

Writer: Lizzie Vieh Director: Maria Dizzia Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Sometimes, after several years of marriage and one bout of prostate cancer, a couple needs to enliven existence and find a way to constantly inject newness into their lives. Wendy and John, commendably played by Leigh Williams and Maurice Jones, is that exact couple in Lizzie Vieh's world premiere, The Loneliest Number. ...

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