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Trinkets – Gene Frankel Theater, New York

Writer: Paul Alexander Choreographer: Antyon LeMonte Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Trinkets, at 24 Bond Arts Center in the Gene Frankel Theater, has a promising enough premise. Billed as telling “the story of a group of drag and transsexual prostitutes” in the pre-gentrified Meatpacking district of the 1990s, the musical is a semi-moralistic tale with an after-school-special structure. Though the run time ...

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Lost and Guided – UNDER St. Marks Theatre, New York

(Lost and Guided)(Under St Marks)(NYC) (c)Andrei Remenchuk

Writer: Irene Kapustina Director: Irene Kapustina Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Theatre at its best, regardless of the technical details of its presentation, moves an audience to connect more deeply with the world it reflects. Irene Kapustina’s Lost and Guided, with its text taken primarily from interviews with refugees in the United States, bridges the divide between American audiences and the realities ...

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Decolonizing My Vagina – New Ohio Theatre, New York

Writer: Cristina Pitter Director: Jordana De La Cruz Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Part of the New Ohio Theatre’s ICE Factory Festival, Fridays On ICE is a late night salon series featuring work “more typically... perform[ed] in nightclubs, bars, and private apartments” than in more traditional theatrical venues. Each night of the series features a different artist. The August 4 salon, ...

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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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Lucky – Dixon Place, New York

(Lucky) (Dixon Place) (NYC) (c)Nina Wurtzel Photography

Music: David Evans Choreographer: Tyler Holoboski Directors: Henry Evans & Tommy McCarthy Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Dixon Place is the current home of Lucky, Atlas Circus Company’s newest narrative circus created by Henry Evans and Tommy McCarthy. Lucky is a wondrous, fantastical, tidal wave of joy that packs an incredibly powerful punch into a compact run time of just under one ...

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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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The Anthropologists Save the World – New Ohio Theatre, New York

Writers: Melissa Moschitto & the Ensemble Director: Melissa Moschitto Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell As the audience files in for The Anthropologists Save the World at the New Ohio Theatre’s ICE Factory Festival, they are stopped by earnest souls with clipboards asking, Do you have a minute to answer some questions about the environment? Caught off-guard and without earbuds, most people agree ...

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