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All the Rage – The Barrow Group, New York City

Writer: Martin Moran Director: Seth Barrish Reviewer: Alithea Howes “I wanted to tell you all about a dream I had, but first…” Is how Martin Moran’s  All the Rage begins. There are a lot of “but first”s in this deceptively casual show. It feels like a meandering conversation with an old friend, all tangents and abrupt topic shifts, with surprising humor ...

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En El Ojo de la Aguja – The Tank, New York City

Writers:   Ramiro Antonio Sandoval   Original Music:  Samuel Torres   Director: Ramiro Antonio Sandoval   Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers  As someone who feels she has a relatively solid grip with Spanish as her second language, this reviewer has some mixed feelings about reviewing Tabula RaSa Theater’s En El Ojo de la Aguja in English. Though this production was initially produced in ...

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Looking At You – HERE Arts Center, New York City

Music: Kamala Sankaram Libretto: Rob Handel Developer and Director: Kristin Marting Music Director: Samuel McCoy Reviewer: Maridee Slater In an age where the cognitive distance between humans and our screens is diminishing, it is inevitable that theatrical liveness and the definition of immersive theatre will deconstruct itself, re-examine its role, and (hopefully) take strides towards a new actionable interface. In ...

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Felix Starro – Theatre Row, New York City

Book: Jessica Hagedorn   Music: Fabian Obispo   Lyrics: Jessica Hagedorn   Choreographer: Brandon Bieber   Director: Ralph B. Pena   Reviewer: Solace   Watching the hands of the protagonist Felix (Alan Ariano) grasp slimy innards of his patients and drop the “negatives,” as he calls them, into a nearby bin feels like observing a birth and a death. This ...

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Waack to the Future: Africa– House of Yes, New York City

Producer: Princess Lockeroo Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Vogue and Waack are dance styles that originated in the LGBTQ communities of New York and Los Angeles during the 1970s and 1980s. Madonna’s 1990 hit “Vogue” and the David Fincher-directed music video introduced voguing to mainstream America; the scene is still very much alive, as evidenced by Princess Lockerooo’s annual vogue and ...

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Not Even the Good Things – Theatre Row, New York City

Writer: Joseph Scott Ford Director: Kelsey Claire Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The opening scene of Not Even the Good Things feels like contemporary realism. A couple arrives at a vacation rental in the Catskills, flirting and dodging important conversations as one person becomes belligerently drunk and the other tries to corral her. Oh, but wait, there’s also a dirty young girl ...

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Decoder: The Ticket that Exploded – Pioneer Works, New York City

Source Text: William S. Burroughs Directed & Conceived: Mallory Catlett Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers The pedigree behind Mallory Catlett’s Decoder: The Ticket that Exploded is vastly impressive.  With support from Gibney Dance and Theatre Conspiracy, Stony Brook University, CultureHub, Playwrights Theatre Center, Mabou Mines, the Collapsable Hole, and the Watermill Center (via the National Endowment for the Arts), this is the ...

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Imminently Yours – Saint Mark’s Theater, New York City

Writer: Karimah Director: Count Stovall Reviewer: Solace It is always a treat to see actors over a certain age in a stage production; working in an industry that can have a reputation for limiting options for actors when they reach a certain age. It is extra sweet when the roles for said actors are well-written and multifaceted. Imminently Yours, which ...

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