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Working With What I’ve Got: Amy Schumer on Playing the System

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One way to address sexism in the entertainment industry is clearly to engage with the sexual politics of the prevailing culture, and right now no one does that better than Amy Schumer. Read More »

Theater Review (Off Broadway-NYC): ‘Threesome’ by Yussef El Guindi

Quinn Franzen, Alia Attallah, Karan Oberoi, 'THREESOME,' 59E59th Theaters

When Leila and Rashid invite Doug over to be part of an intimate 'Threesome,' Doug is excited and feels he must accept to overcome a hurdle. But things are not what they seem for all three individuals. By the time their evening is over, the unexpected has happened and they will never be the same again. Read More »

Theater Review: ‘Orpheus and Eurydice’ by The Trip

Orpheus Eurydice The Trip Theater

This experimental treatment of the ancient myth takes in video, music, dance, and the online world as it plays with your expectations. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘The Weir’ by Conor McPherson at the Irish Rep

Conor McPherson, 'The Weir,' Ciarán O'Reilly, Amanda Quaid, Paul O'Brien, Tim Ruddy, DR2 Theatre, Irish Repertory Theatre

There is nothing like a ghostly story to perk up one's mind and ears. And for three men and a woman in a remote pub in rural Ireland, the stories are real, even though in the light of dawn, ghosts fade away. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘The Weir’ by Conor McPherson at the Irish Repertory Theatre

The Irish Repertory Theatre’s production of Conor McPherson’s THE WEIR, directed by Ciarán O'Reilly. Pictured, L. to R.: John Keating, Sean Gormley, Tim Ruddy, Paul O'Brien and Amanda Quaid Photo Credit: CAROL ROSEGG

A the denizens of an Irish country pub chat and gossip, then go on to spin the supernatural tales that are the meat of the drama, a vivid outside world of time and space unfolds – and a world beyond as well. Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘Water By the Spoonful’ by Quiara Alegría Hudes at the Cellar Theater

Gypsy Pantoja in “Water by the Spoonful"

The 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner comes to San Antonio's Cellar Theater in a well-mounted production. Read More »

Theater Review (Off Broadway-NYC): ‘Behind the Mask’

Esther Chen in 'Behind the Mask.' Photo by Jonathan Slaff.

A Chinese acting troupe reluctantly comes together to rehearse an ancient play about a mythic hero and dictator tyrant king. They learn valuable lessons together and come to understand that the past isn't so far off after all. Human experience, destiny and truthful principles apply to all time. Read More »

Interview: Alfian Sa’at of Wild Rice’s Malaysia-Singapore Theatrical Collaboration ‘Another Country’ on Amos Yee and Singapore Theatre

Alfian Sa'at

"The ‘political’ is still a taboo, and the idea of what constitutes the political is really wide." Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Another Country’ by Alfian Sa’at and Wild Rice

The Malaysia Actors. Photo courtesy of Wild Rice, taken by Albert

This well-acted production is a collaborative project between Wild Rice's Ivan Heng who directs Singapore actors performing Malaysian texts and Malaysian theatre stalwart Jo Kukathas who takes the reins as director for Singapore texts performed by Malaysian actors. Read More »

Comedy Review: Russell Howard Opens Second U.S. Comedy Tour in Washington, D.C.

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Russell Howard is delightful and hilarious in his new comedy tour, which just opened in the U.S. Read More »