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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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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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The Flatiron Hex – HERE Arts Center, New York

(The Flatiron Hex) (HERE Arts Center, NYC) © 2015 Richard Termine

Writers: Tom Burnett & James Godwin Director: Tom Burnett Reviewer: Jamie Rosler In a post-climate change New York, or more appropriately, a parallel and dark comic city called NYORG [pronounced NYE-org], contract shaman Wylie Walker (played live as well as in puppet form by James Godwin), is tasked with managing the city’s anti-storm security system through a combination of technology and ...

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Who Mourns for Bob the Goon? – HERE Arts Center, New York

Jolyn Carpenter, John Carhart, and Phillip Christian_Photo by Steven Pisano

Writer: Joshua Young Director: Lucia Bellini Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers Reality and comic book fantasy blur into one another in Joshua Young’s Who Mourns for Bob the Goon?, as a group of people who believe they are third-tier comic book characters meet for their support group. Helmed by Lucia Bellini, this production aspires to heroic brilliance but fails to save itself ...

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Seen/By Everyone – HERE Arts Center, New York

Seen/By Everyone press image

Writer: Five on a Match Director: Kristin Marting Reviewer: Jamie Rosler As more of us live our lives online, the experience of mourning in public has become somewhat commonplace, and has arguably changed the way we both grieve for and connect to the people we’ve lost. Seen/By Everyoneis an effective exploration of what those changes look and feel like. Have ...

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Embodi(ED) – HERE Arts Center, New York

Cast of Embodi(ED)

Writers: Dinae Enderson-Ruano, Maria Diez, Jordan Fleming, Allison Lee Flom, Me’Khai Lewis, Katie Looney, Veronica Lowry, Ashleigh C. Ricci, Madeline Shaffer, Megan Sideropoulos, Nina Tandilashvili, Annalise Wedemeyer Director: Ashley Marinaccio Reviewer: Maridee Slater There’s a revolution happening, and it’s gaining traction with the help of Girl Be Heard. How do you critique a movement? How does one write about Girl ...

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At the Table – HERE Arts Center, New York

Writer/Director: Michael Perlman Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Millennials are becoming adults, and they’re getting to it later than their parents did. They’re dealing with complex social issues held over from earlier generations, as well as interpersonal concerns that, while not necessarily new to humanity, are new to the forefront of cultural discussion. Abortion, racial privilege, pot smoking, and gay marriage are ...

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