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The Woman Who Was Me – TheaterLab, New York

Writer: Peter Grandbois Director:  Jeremy Williams Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Convergences Theatre Collective’s latest installment, The Woman Who Was Me at TheaterLab, is marketed with heavy feminist tones. Coming into the intimate whitewashed space, the room reverberates with potential. Upon Liz Stanton’s entrance, the piece takes off with high energy, moving through an expressive, not-exactly-linear story about a woman’s sexual reawakening after a ...

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Reprise – Paradise Factory Theater, New York

(Reprise) (Paradise Factory) (NYC) (c)Leandro Badalotti

Writer: Eric Maierson Director: Eric Maierson Reviewer: Jamie Rosler If you’re relatively up to date with the current state of Progressivism in the United States, then you may have heard of Nice Guy Syndrome. It usually goes hand in hand with the Friend Zone, in which someone, generally a cisgender heterosexual male, equates “being a nice guy and a good ...

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Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

Blonde woman in farm setting

Writer: Courtney Act Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Australian drag superstar Courtney Act returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with her latest one-queen show, The Girl from Oz. Following an incredibly successful holiday show in the same venue, Act’s latest show takes the audience on a journey through popular songs written and/or performed by Aussies. Teaching the audience how to speak Australian-English, ...

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Ski End – New Ohio Theatre, New York

Five people on skis

Writer: Piehole Director: Tara Ahmadinejad Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Experimental performance group Piehole explores questions of gentrification, stagnation, intergenerational communication, and interpretive dance on skis, with their latest offering Ski End at the New Ohio Theatre. This thoughtful, imaginative work of devised theatre was developed through New Ohio Theatre and IRT’s Archive residency. The play follows a group of five thirtysomethings ...

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Luft Gangster – Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, New York

(Luft Gangster) (Sheen Center) (NYC) (c)Al Foote III

Writer: Lowell Byers Director: Austin Pendleton Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell In 2009, actor/playwright Lowell Byers met his cousin Louis Fowler, a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran who survived internment at a German P.O.W. camp during World War II. The accounts that Fowler shared with Byers are the basis for his play Luft Gangster, presented by Nylon Fusion Theatre Company and Cloverleaf ...

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Latrice Royale: Life Goes On – Laurie Beechman Theatre, New York

[Latrice Royale] [Laurie Beechman Theatre, NYC]

Writer: Latrice Royale Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Latrice Royale returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with her latest one-queen show, Life Goes On. A followup to Here’s to Life, Royale carries on her joyous message of positivity and kindness to the tune of standards, original songs, and a spot-on lipsync. Hearing Royale’s signature laugh is worth the price of admission in ...

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Rare Birds – 14th Street Y Theater, New York

(Rare Birds)(14th Street Y)(NYC) (c)Billy Tompkin

Writer: Adam Szymkowicz Director: Scott Ebersold Reviewer: Jamie Rosler It’s not easy to be the strange kid in high school, especially when your bully has a gun and your mom won’t stop imploring you to be “normal.” Such is life for Evan Wills in Adam Szymkowicz’s new play Rare Birds, presented by The Red Fern Theatre Company with proceeds donated to ...

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Fred – Dixon Place, New York

(Fred)(On the Rocks Theatre Co)(Dixon Place)(NYC)

Writers: Christopher Ford & Dakota Rose Director:  Dakota Rose Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers On the Rocks Theatre Company’s latest installment at Dixon Place, Fred, is a self-aware, campy trip to the far reaches of the universe. As a sentient robot takes his beloved human companion to a retirement home orbiting Pluto, the audience travels to a surreal, absurd word where pool ...

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