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Amy Surratt’s FIRST AND LAST (show) – The Club at La MaMa, New York

Writers: Amy R. Surratt & Tosha R. Taylor Director: Kristen Holfeuer Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Collaborative theatre artist Amy R. Surratt is out to confront what she calls some “Unfinished Business with Home” in her experimental performance piece Amy Surratt’s FIRST AND LAST (show), at The Club at La MaMa. In an evening filled with hoedowns, traditional string music, and ...

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Remnants – Print Room @ The Coronet, London

Creator and Director: Patrick Eakin Young Reviewer: Maryam Philpott War leaves a lasting legacy and its impact on land and people can last hundreds of years. The Balkan states were a key player in 20th Century conflict and frequently occupied by different conquering neighbours that shaped the social history of the region. Patrick Eakin Young’s new performance piece Remnants considers ...

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Maps For A War Tourist – Dixon Place, New York

(Maps for a War Tourist)(Dixon Place)(NYC)

Writers: Jeremy M. Barker, Kathryn Hamilton, Kelsea Martin, Cyrus Moshrefi, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste Director: Kathryn Hamilton Reviewer: Robert Price Solemn silence greets the arriving audience for Sister Sylvester’s latest production. Treading lightly over the sand-colored butcher paper that blankets the ground of the stage and seating, they only realize after sitting that the distant rumbling they hear is not a recording. ...

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Soot and Spit – New Ohio Theatre, New York

(Soot and Spit) (New Ohio Theatre) (NYC) (c)Nina Wurtzel

Writer: Charles Mee Director:  Kim Weild Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Our Voices Theatre brings the powerful Soot and Spit by Charles Mee to the New Ohio Theatre, and it is nothing short of stunning. The experience is rich and singular. Energy and psychic texture reverberate through the space. Every member of the stellar cast gives a full, vibrant performance. Against a ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Collapse – Sweet St Andrew’s Church

Writers and Performers: Karlijn Hamer and Mathijs de Valk Reviewer: Glen Pearce One has to pity poor Cassandra. Given prophetic powers and foretelling the destruction of her beloved Troy she was ignored. Gifted with the knowledge to save her city but unable to drove her mad. It’s a madness captured vividly in Karlijn Hamer and Mathijs de Valk’s musical duet, ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Moondial – The Warren

Writer: Helen Cresswell Adaptor and Director: Peter Darney Music: Luke Isom Reviewer: Glen Pearce Adapting a well-loved novel for the stage is challenging when that novel involves ghosts, time travel and a hefty dose of supernatural it becomes an even more challenging task. Helen Cresswell’s Moondial, in this adaptation by Peter Darney, is an ambitious attempt. As young Minty comes ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: WATCHING, ceci n’est pas de deux – The Warren

Creator: Ester Natzijl Performer: Esmee van Lierre Reviewer: Glen Pearce There's something mesmerising about good puppetry that makes you forget you are watching an artificial creation and in Ester Natzjil's haunting Watching, ceci n'est pas de deux we witness a defining moment in dance, drama and puppetry. Originally performed by Natzijl herself, the piece is now performed by Esmee van ...

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Ringside – The Lowry, Salford

Trapeze artist Ellie Dubois swinging on trapeze using her legs

Reviewer: Jo Beggs A solitary audience member is taken through a locked door, into a bare breeze-block corridor which leads to the back of the Lyric stage. Through a second door, you’re plunged into the darkness of the stage, dark except for an empty trapeze glowing with soft golden light. A sharp line of light on the floor just inside ...

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