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Brighton Bites: James Bran: Hack

After an amazing response last year we have once again resurrected our Brighton Bites mini-interviews. These short and snappy Q&As offer an, occasionally witty – often hilarious, insight into the acts strutting, sailing, surfing (insert preferred form of transport here) in to join the line-up of England’s largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe. 2018 was a record-breaking year for the Fringe ...

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Breaking the Shakespeare Code – 440 Studios, New York City

Writer: John Minigan Director: Stephen Brotebeck Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The challenge for many college professors with young actors is often helping them find reality and groundedness in roles, particularly Shakespeare. From the question that must be asked of soliloquies: “Who are you talking to right now?” to understanding how iambs (or lack thereof) are the guide to what is of ...

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Messiah – La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company, New York City

Writer: Nia O. Witherspoon Director: Nia O. Witherspoon Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell During the Stonewall Riots in 1969, one of the individuals in the vanguard that pushed back against police harassment was Marsha P. Johnson, a Black transgender activist. Johnson is among the most recognized of the Stonewall protesters; some accounts credit her with throwing the first brick. With that ...

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EdFest Launch – Fringe Countdown begins

Stealing a march on the launch of the official Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme, the EdFest.com programme was launched on May 22 with launch parties held in Edinburgh and London a day apart. The early launch and the headline acts at each of the big four venues – Assembly, Gilded Balloon, Pleasance and Underbelly – will do little to stem the tide ...

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Brighton Bites: What the Frick!?

After an amazing response last year we have once again resurrected our Brighton Bites mini-interviews. These short and snappy Q&As offer an, occasionally witty – often hilarious, insight into the acts strutting, sailing, surfing (insert preferred form of transport here) in to join the line-up of England’s largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe. 2018 was a record-breaking year for the Fringe ...

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Scottish Dance Theatre Double Bill – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Choreographer: Colette Sader and Emanuel Gat Reviewer: Dominic Corr Emerging from their home in Dundee, Scottish Dance Theatre (SDT) highlights the versatility of the artform. Each dancer capable of stripping back pre-conceived notions of gender or ritual, maintaining dignity while delivering powerful displays of passion and skill. Seeking to communicate the celebration of diversity through high-quality dance across the world. ...

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Rambert2 – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Choreographer:  Benoit Swan Pouffer, Rafael Bonachela, Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar Reviewer: Dominic Corr Eight hundred hopefuls from across the globe applied to the fresh, younger sibling of the long-established Rambert. This sister corporation – Rambert2, would accept a mere thirteen of the exceptional dancers. Focusing on this new talent, Rambert2 showcases their abilities to shape the future of movement ...

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