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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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When I Was A Girl I Used to Scream and Shout – Theatre Row, New York

Cast of When I Was A Girl I Used to Scream and Shout

Writer: Sharman Macdonald Director: John Keating Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Strong female characters, facing life head on, with agency and consequences, are an unfortunately rare occurrence on the stage (and in mainstream arts in general). Sharman Macdonald’s script is a beautiful, female-driven human drama, complicated, deep, and maternal. This production of When I Was A Girl I Used to Scream and ...

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One Funny Mother – New World Stages, New York

Dena Blizzard in One Funny Mother

Writer: Dena Blizzard Reviewer: Tim Koch Carpools, laundry, school, soccer, poop, dinner, laundry, toys, baths, laundry. Being a parent is hard, and finding time to talk and laugh about it is rare. At New World Stages, Dena Blizzard takes audiences on a cathartic journey through parenthood. This show is by adults and for adults, and based on the reactions 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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Wrestling Jerusalem – 59E59 Theaters, New York

Wrestling Jeruslaem

Writer: Aaron Davidman Director: Michael John Garcés Reviewer: Jamie Rosler To say the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is complicated, is to understate a struggle for homeland that has existed for centuries. From the opening moment of his show, writer and performer Aaron Davidman faces these complications head on, from both sides of the story. By the end of the production, the audience ...

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Locusts Have No King – INTAR Theatre, New York

Production Image of Locusts Have No King – INTAR Theatre

Writer: J. Julian Christopher Director: David Mendizábal Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Well-crafted and well-paced, Locusts Have No King is a sharp new play by J. Julian Christopher, running at INTAR Theatre just in time for the end of the Lenten season. Part of the experience of this production is the slow unfolding of the four characters’ truths, continuously revealing new facets ...

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