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Seen/By Everyone – HERE Arts Center, New York

Seen/By Everyone press image

Writer: Five on a Match Director: Kristin Marting Reviewer: Jamie Rosler As more of us live our lives online, the experience of mourning in public has become somewhat commonplace, and has arguably changed the way we both grieve for and connect to the people we’ve lost. Seen/By Everyoneis an effective exploration of what those changes look and feel like. Have ...

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Starman – Joe’s Pub at The Public, New York

Sven Ratzke in Starman

Writer: Sven Ratzke Music Director: Charly Zastrau Reviewer: Diamando Stratakos There are people who believe David Bowie truly was a Starman. He came down from above, graced us but briefly with his presence, and then disappeared again into the Heavens. Sven Ratzke’s tribute cabaret, Starman, inspired by the iconic David Bowie, leads this reviewer to believe that Mr. Ratzke is ...

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Murrow – The Wild Project, New York

Edward R. Murrow

Writer: Joseph J. Vitale Director: Jeremy Williams Reviewer: Alexis Boursier American broadcaster Edward R. Murrow has long been a subject of near legendary status. The forefather of American news broadcasting, his life, and career have been the subject of several dramas, perhaps most notably George Clooney’s 2005 film Good Night and Good Luck. These works have largely focused on the ...

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The Pelican – 4th Street Theatre, New York

Voyage Theatre Company's production of The Pelican

Writer: August Strindberg Adaptor: Charles C. Bales &Kalle Westerling Director: Charles C. Bales &Wayne Maugans Reviewer: Jamie Rosler When the plot of a script takes a backseat to character relationships and scintillating intrigue, the cast and the director owe it to their audience to lead an emotional journey through those relationships and exciting turning points. In the Voyage Theatre Company ...

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Pygmalion –Theatre 54, New York

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Anthony D. Pound Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion is a play that revels in the glory of its language. Shaw’s prowess with the musicality of the written word alone is transcendent and demands exacting attention and respect. Coupled with the specificity of the qualities of dialect at hand from character to character, this ...

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Body: Anatomies of Being – New Ohio Theatre, New York

Cast of Anatomies of Being

Text: Matt Opatrny with blessed unrest Created by: The Ensemble Director: Jessica Burr Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The human body has connotative meaning so entrenched with its existence and condition that it often proves challenging to divorce subjective critique of one’s own body (and others’) from understanding it for what it is: a body. In Body: Anatomies of Being, blessed unrest’s ...

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Gregor – InVersion Theatre at The Gallery at Access Theatre, New York

Writer: Frank Kafka Adaptor: William Steinberger &InVersion Company Director: William Steinberger Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers A German bureaucrat is inexplicably sent to the United States to create art for American audiences. With two other actor-bureaucrats in tow, he commandeers a Sunset Park couch surfer and forces him to play the role of Gregor in an adaptation of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. Against ...

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The School for Scandal – Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York

Francis Barber in The School for Scandel

Writer: Richard Brinsley Sheridan Director: Marc Vietor Reviewer: Tim Koch Would you rather be the subject of a salacious scandal, or the one talking about it? Set on “an eventful spring day” in London in 1777, The School for Scandal is a riotous revival of the classic comedy penned by Richard Brinsley Sheridan and first performed in that year. Produced ...

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