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Kate Baldwin and Friends: Welcome to My Party – The Sheen Center, New York

Kate Baldwin

Director: Erin Ortman Reviewer: Tim Koch In a city packed with high-profile entertainment options, it is easy to forget how many valuable experiences exist beyond the bright lights and chaos of Times Square. The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture is located on a quiet section of Bleecker Street in NoHo, in downtown Manhattan. Its Loreto Theatre, where actress Kate ...

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The White Stag Quadrilogy – Dixon Place, New York

The Company of the White Stag Quadrilogy

Writers: Christopher Ford and Dakota Rose Director: Dakota Rose Reviewer: Amy Surratt The White Stag Quadrilogy is the second work at Dixon Place by On The Rocks Theatre Company concerning the character of Jerry Wolfhert (Andrew Butler), a philandering self-made and self-important filmmaker who is, ostensibly, a man, we love to hate. An upbeat seventies rock/pop sound design juxtaposed against ...

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Embodi(ED) – HERE Arts Center, New York

Cast of Embodi(ED)

Writers: Dinae Enderson-Ruano, Maria Diez, Jordan Fleming, Allison Lee Flom, Me’Khai Lewis, Katie Looney, Veronica Lowry, Ashleigh C. Ricci, Madeline Shaffer, Megan Sideropoulos, Nina Tandilashvili, Annalise Wedemeyer Director: Ashley Marinaccio Reviewer: Maridee Slater There’s a revolution happening, and it’s gaining traction with the help of Girl Be Heard. How do you critique a movement? How does one write about Girl ...

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Chatting with the Tea Party – The Robert Moss Theater, New York

Chatting with the Tea Party – The Robert Moss Theater, New York

Writer: Rich Orloff Director: Lynnette Barkley Reviewer: Jamie Rosler DISCLAIMER: The reviewer is a New York City liberal. Chatting with the Tea Party takes you on a conversational journey across the United States, visiting TEA Party chapter leaders from the Bronx to Phoenix; Minnesota to the deep South; into and through the dead center of Middle America. Playwright Rich Orloff, ...

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Utility – Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York

Production photo of Utility

Writer: Emily Schwend Director: Jay Stull Reviewer: Jamie Rosler A cigarette lights up in the dark. Slowly, the early morning sunlight creeps onto Amber’s front porch. She and her husband Chris are discussing their on-again, off-again relationship. On the precipice of being on again, Chris is promising to help out with the kids and around the house, and that he’s ...

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Snow White – Minetta Lane Theatre, New York

Director/Choreographer: Austin McCormick Reviewer: Jamie Rosler   Snow White is the final production in Company XIV’s 2015-2016 season, and it has all the sparkle and spectacle that their audiences have come to expect from their work. Taking a story we know and turning it into a neo-burlesque visual fantasy is Austin McCormick’s forte, and he does not shy away from ...

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SLUT: The Play – Dixon Place, New York

Production image of SLUT: The Play

Writer: Katie Cappiello Director: Katie Cappiello, Meg McInerney Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Rape culture is a phrase that has become well-known, and widely accepted, only in recent years. Acknowledging the existence of that culture and the societal norms that feed it, is the first step in eradicating it entirely. SLUT: The Play explores rape culture from the point of view of ...

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Death of the Liberal Class – New Ohio Theatre, New York

Production image of Death of the Liberal Class

Writer: Robert Lyons Director: Jerry Heymann Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Hacktivism, media, and complicated human relationships are the themes at the heart of Robert Lyons’ newest play, Death of the Liberal Class (inspired by but not directly adapted from the 2010 book of the same name by Chris Hedges), Unfortunately this script only scratches the surface of the issues it raises, ...

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