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[SEAGULLMACHINE] [La Mama, NYC] (c)Theo Cote

Writer: Anton Chekhov, Heiner Müller, The Assembly Adaptor: The Assembly Director: Jess Chayes & Nick Benacerraf Reviewer: Jamie Rosler “In a world gone mad, what is the role of theatre?” So asks The Assembly in their production note in the program for the world premiere of SEAGULLMACHINE at La Mama. An innovative mash-up of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, Heiner Müller’s ...

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Don’t Feed the Indians: A Divine Comedy Pageant! – La Mama, New York

(Dont Feed the Indians)(La Mama, NYC) (c)Maya Bitan

Writer & Director: Murielle Borst-TarrantReviewer: Jamie RoslerThere are several uncomfortable conversations that should be had by the United States of America, as a nation. One could easily point out that the U.S.A. is built on certain European ideals and beliefs, the acting out of which forms the foundation of the longest-lasting and arguably least had uncomfortable conversation. Don’t Feed the ...

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Calderon’s Two Dreams – La MaMa (Ellen Stewart Theatre), New York

Writer: Pedro Calderón de la Barca Translators: George Drance, Alfredo Galvàn, Magis Theatre Company Directors: George Drance, Kelly Johnston Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Pedro Calderón de la Barca wrote Life is a Dream in 1635, and then, for reasons that are historically challenging to trace, rewrote it in 1677. Moving from the world of courtly kingdoms to the creation of man, ...

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I’m Bleeding All Over the Place: A Living History Tour – La MaMa (Ellen Stewart Theatre), New York

photo credit: Julieta Cervantes

Director: Brooke O’Harra Writers: Brooke O’Harra and Casey Llewellyn, with Erin Courtney, Kristen Kosmas, and Heidi Schreck Original Music: Brendan Connelly Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The fourth in a series of nine workshops, I’m Bleeding All Over the Place: A Living History Tour by Brooke O’Harra winds its way through the Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa. Exploring the nature of ...

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Love’s Refrain: A Confession by Justin Sayre – The Club at La MaMa

Justin Sayre in Love's Refrain

Writer: Justin Sayre Director: Matthu Placek Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers   Wishes for love adorn the walls of The Club at La MaMa, scrawled by the audience and shoved into nooks and crannies between bricks as they wait in anticipation of Justin Sayre’s dazzling solo play, Love’s Refrain: A Confession. Surrounded by these hopes, Sayre takes the audience on a journey ...

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All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever – La Mama (Ellen Stewart Theatre), New York City

Writer: Eli Kent Director: Robin Kerr Reviewer: Jamie Rosler   Self-referential theatre on a low budget. Live music, and an active and direct relationship between the onstage and backstage worlds. If you’re already cringing in fear at the show that might describe, stop. The PlayGround Collective’s All Your Wants and Needs Fulfilled Forever is an exceptional work of theatre, striking ...

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On the Conditions and Possibilities of Hillary Clinton Taking Me As Her Young Lover – La Mama (First Floor Theatre), New York City

Writer: Richard Meros Adaptor: Arthur Meek and Geoff Pinfield Director: Geoff Pinfield Reviewer: Jamie Rosler   One of nine shows that make up the New Zealand New Performance Festival, running at La Mama until March 29, On the Conditions… is introduced as a “whimsical Nuclear-PowerPoint presentation-cum-come-on,” and certainly lives up to that description. Performer Arthur Meek presents his audience with ...

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