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Almodóvar Dystopia – Dixon Place, New York

(Almodovar Dystopia) (Dixon Place) (NYC) (c)Peter Yesley

Choreographer: Antonio Ramos Reviewer: Jamie Rosler If your friends generally describe you as humorless or sexually repressed, this show probably isn't for you. On the other hand, maybe you're the ones who need it the most. Almodóvar Dystopia, from Antonio Ramos and the Gang bangers, is an absurd mixed-media dance piece filled with joy, chocolate, nudity, wigs, and references to Pedro ...

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Speakout Laughout – Cantina Royal, New York

Host: Sriya Sarkar Reviewer: Jamie Rosler It's not easy to get people to attend a stand-up comedy and storytelling show about abortion. One would be forgiven for thinking it's not easy to get people to laugh at a stand-up comedy and storytelling show about abortion, once they get there. Speakout Laughout, as part of the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, does a ...

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Makbet – Sure We Can, New York

(Makbet) (Sure We Can) (NYC) (c)Troy Hahn

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor: Dzieci Theatre Director: Matt Mitler Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell As part of their 20th anniversary season, Dzieci Theatre brings their Roma-infused version of Shakespeare’s bloodiest play to a seemingly unlikely venue—a recycling center in Bushwick. Staged in a shipping container, Makbet is a bare-bones production with no recorded sound, minimal props, costumes and lighting, and a ...

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The Flatiron Hex – HERE Arts Center, New York

(The Flatiron Hex) (HERE Arts Center, NYC) © 2015 Richard Termine

Writers: Tom Burnett & James Godwin Director: Tom Burnett Reviewer: Jamie Rosler In a post-climate change New York, or more appropriately, a parallel and dark comic city called NYORG [pronounced NYE-org], contract shaman Wylie Walker (played live as well as in puppet form by James Godwin), is tasked with managing the city's anti-storm security system through a combination of technology and ...

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INTERVIEW – Aliens Coming (a Musical Comedy)

(Aliens Coming) (The PIT) (NYC)

The Reviews Hub contributor Adrienne Sowers chatted with writer Joe Kelly and director Griffin Osborne about their current production, Aliens Coming. - What was the development of this play like?  Being at an improv theatre, did you rely on performers to improvise/devise some of the text? JK: In August I had to go to Saratoga for my sister's wedding. While ...

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Yellow Card Red Card – New Ohio Theatre, New York

Writer: Melisa Tien Director: Tamilla Woodard Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell The classic sports narrative features athletes who overcome adversity by losing themselves in the game, often forging friendships and finding opportunities along the way. Yellow Card Red Card, playing at New Ohio Theatre’s ICE Factory Festival, stays true to this narrative without feeling like a rehash of the familiar. Yellow ...

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INTERVIEW – Creative Team Behind “Human Telegraphs”

(Human Telegraphs title image)

Writer: Rachel Kay Barclay & Fern Lim Director: Kayla Conroy Reviewer/Interviewer: Adrienne Sowers Times are tough for twenty-somethings in New York City. With rents rising and jobs that require five years’ experience for entry-level positions, more and more Millennials are turning to unorthodox methods and the sharing economy to pad their coffers. Springboarding off of this cultural moment, the team ...

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The Unwritten Law – Dixon Place, New York

(The Unwritten Law)(Dixon Place)(NYC)

Music: A.J. Khaw & Varuni Tiruchelvam Writer: Chesney Snow Choreographer: Rebecca Arends Director: Rebecca Arends Reviewer: Robert Price Chesney Snow is best known for his beatboxing talents, recently utilized in the Broadway a capella musical, In Transit. He executes complex rhythms while mimicking drums and record scratches perfectly. This gift is only a small part of Chesney Snow as a performer. ...

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