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The Making of King Kong – The Doxsee Theater, New York

[The Making of King Kong] [The Doxsee, Brooklyn NY] (c)Maria Baranova

Writer: Lisa Clair Director: Eugene Ma Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Lisa Clair's new play The Making of King Kong, presented by Target Margin Theater, is an ambitious piece that examines racism, sexism, and classism through a darkly comedic portrayal of the creating of the film King Kong, directed by Merian C. Cooper and starring Fay Wray. Leaning into the problematic components of ...

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Speakout Laughout – Cantina Royal, New York

Host: Sriya Sarkar Reviewer: Jamie Rosler It's not easy to get people to attend a stand-up comedy and storytelling show about abortion. One would be forgiven for thinking it's not easy to get people to laugh at a stand-up comedy and storytelling show about abortion, once they get there. Speakout Laughout, as part of the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, does a ...

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Makbet – Sure We Can, New York

(Makbet) (Sure We Can) (NYC) (c)Troy Hahn

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor: Dzieci Theatre Director: Matt Mitler Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell As part of their 20th anniversary season, Dzieci Theatre brings their Roma-infused version of Shakespeare’s bloodiest play to a seemingly unlikely venue—a recycling center in Bushwick. Staged in a shipping container, Makbet is a bare-bones production with no recorded sound, minimal props, costumes and lighting, and a ...

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Home/Sick – JACK, Brooklyn, NY

Writer/Creator: The Assembly (Stephen Aubrey, Edward Bauer, Ben Beckley, Nick Benacerraf, Kate Benson, Marianne Broome, Jess Chayes, Anna Abhau Elliott, Luke Harlan, Emily Louise Perkins) Director: Jess Chayes Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Protests and left-wing radicalism. Sexual politics and patriarchal male behavior. Illegal war and racial tension. Home/Sick is ostensibly a story about the Weather Underground of the 1960s, but clearly has deep ...

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PARIS – Irondale Center, New York

(Company XIV's Paris) (c)(Mark Shelby Perry) (Irondale Center)

Director: Austin McCormick Choreographer: Austin McCormick Reviewer: Tim Koch You don’t always have to learn Greek mythology in the classroom. And it doesn't have to be boring. In Brooklyn, a new kind of classical lesson is taking place. As one steps into the Irondale Center in Fort Greene, it is immediately evident that Company XIV's PARIS is different. A drink menu ...

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Slumber – House of Yes, New York

(Slumber) (House of Yes) (c) John Dolan

Director: Josh Aviner Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers A night at the club turns deadly in Hideaway Circus’ latest piece, Slumber, at the House of Yes in Brooklyn. A cast of extremely talented performers is picked off one-by-one, by one of their own, in this hilariously dark movement theatre piece. A supernaturally talented ensemble cast of Olga Karmansky, Lee Hubilla, Anya Sapozhnikova, ...

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Rhinbecca – The Brick, Brooklyn

Rhinbecca cast

Writer: Theater Reconstruction Ensemble Director: John Kurzynowski Reviewer: Jamie Rosler   When the cast is taking their final bows and literally no one in the audience is clapping, it is not a good sign. Rhinbecca, the new production from Brooklyn’s Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, bills itself as “the intersection of suspense and the absurd,” and there is certainly a touch of ...

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