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Scraps – The Flea Theater, New York

[Scraps] [Flea Theater, NYC] (c)Hunter Canning

Writer: Geraldine Inoa Director: Niegel Smith Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The Flea’s newest production, a world premiere of Scraps by Geraldine Inoa, is a brilliant and earth-shattering portrayal of the effects of police shootings in the black community. A strong ensemble piece, Scraps is disturbing, relentless and beautiful. Transitioning from kitchen-sink realism to abstract expressionist game-show style, Inoa’s lyrical freight train ...

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beep boop – HERE Arts Center, New York

[beep boop] [HERE Arts Center, NYC] (c)Jeremy Daniel

Writer: Richard Saudek Director: Wes Grantom Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Before any given theatrical performance, one can spot several patrons with their mobile devices out (and on infuriatingly but blessedly rare occasions, some audience members use their devices during performances, but that is another matter altogether). Screens illuminate faces in the house, with theatregoers sending off texts to cement post-show plans, ...

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INTERVIEW: Tafadzwa Muchenje on Where We Began

The UK’s first Theatre Company of Sanctuary, Stand and Be Counted, present Where We Began, a wild and vivid vision of the future that combines storytelling, movement and live music. Five performers from across the globe challenge existing notions of ‘home’ in a multilingual celebration of personal identity.  They consist of Shireen Farkhoy as The Transition Guide (Persian British Actor), ...

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PRESS LAUNCH: The Goons Take to the Road

In the days before television gained its grip on popular culture, British families would gather around their wireless sets and listen to programmes such as The Goon Show; it is said that even Prince Charles was an avid fan. Now, well over half a century later, a new version of that show has just been launched and is about to embark ...

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COMPETITION CLOSED: Win tickets to OVO at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena

The undeniably brilliant Cirque du Soleil present OVO in their current UK tour following a critically acclaimed and record breaking winter season in the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London. OVO is teeming with life. Insects work, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy in motion. Their home is filled with biodiversity, beauty, action and ...

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Before We’re Gone – 13th Street Repertory Theatre Company, New York

[Before Were Gone] [13th Street Repertory Theatre Company, NYC] (c)John Phelps

Writer: Jerry Small Director: Joe John Battista Reviewer: Jamie Rosler An undersized stage can be the backdrop for oversized discussions, and that seems to be the goal in Jerry Small’s Before We’re Gone, ending its limited run at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre. Opening on a dimly lit motel room, award-winning playwright Kathleen “Kate” Maguire (played with theatrical flair by ...

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Dear Diary LOL—New Ohio Theatre, New York

Writer: Antigravity Performance Project Directors: Francesca Montanile Lyons & Michael T. Williams Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell The New Ohio Theatre’s Ice Factory Festival continues its guest-curated 25th anniversary season, with its fifth show, the Antigravity Performance Project’s Dear Diary LOL, a curatorial pick from Philadelphia’s Pig Iron Theatre Company. This play is a devised work that uses verbatim text from ...

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