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Theater Review (NYC Off-Off-Broadway): ‘The Singularity’ by Crystal Jackson

Laura Lundy-Paine & Michael Vega in Crystal Jackson's 'The Singularity.' ​​Photo by Bren Coombs.

In a rather dystopian future and on the verge of menopause, a woman is at a fertility clinic hoping to have her very last egg artificially inseminated. But things aren't going her way. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘the dreamer examines his pillow’ by John Patrick Shanley

The Attic Theater Company's production of John Patrick Shanley's "the dreamer examines his pillow" Pictured: Dennis Parlato and Lauren Nicole Cipoletti PHOTO: Natalie Artemyeff

In its first NYC revival since its 1986 debut, the play mingles passages of naturalistic dialogue with fanciful poetic flowerings to expose depths of passion and self-doubt. And for long swaths of the 90-minute one-act, the Attic Theater Company cast carries this difficult material off with a crazed, sparkling bravado. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Off-Broadway): ‘Butcher Holler Here We Come’

Isaac Byrne Butcher Holler Her We Come

Lit only by the actors' headlamps, this dark poetic drama about trapped coal miners grew on me – like a clammy mold. Read More »

Theater Review: ‘Songs for the Fallen’ at the New York Musical Theatre Festival

in a scene from 'Songs for the Fallen' at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Photo Credit: Al Foote III

Fizzy direction, brutally comic onstage energy, crafty songs and costumes, and overall technical sheen bring to pulse-pounding life this new musical version of Dumas's never-tired story of Marie Duplessis, the Lady of the Camellias. 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): ‘Wild Women of Planet Wongo’

'Wild Women of Planet Wongo' at Brooklyn Fireproof. Photo by Hunter Canning

This immersive sci-fi fantasy musical is crammed with good-natured energy and nonstop campy humor. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Off-Broadway): ‘Unveiled’ Written and Performed by Rohina Malik

Rohia Malik in 'Unveiled' at the 4th Street Theatre. Photo courtesy of Voyage Theater Company

In her five monologues about post-9/11 anti-Muslim sentiment, Malik comes across as one of those actors whose performances seem powered as much by moral spirit as by craft. Read More »

Interview: Flux Theatre Ensemble’s August Schulenburg on Open Source Theatre

August Schulenburg Flux Theatre Ensemble

Recently Flux began publishing its budget with its Open Book program. Then the company again broke ground by debuting a pay-what-you-can policy it calls Living Ticket. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Off-Broadway): ‘Salvage’ by August Schulenburg

Sol Crespo and Mike Mihm in Flux Theatre Ensemble's 'Salvage.' Photo by Deborah Alexander

Skillful writing, perfect casting, topical timeliness, and fine creative teamwork make 'Salvage' one the very best efforts in Flux Theatre Ensemble’s nine-year history of fine productions. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Feast’ by Cory Finley at The Flea Theater

Ivan Dolido and Marlowe Holden in 'The Feast' at The Flea Theater. Photo by Bjorn Bolinder

A couple's surface sheen hides serious interpersonal, perhaps psychological problems - and Matt's bathroom is a gateway to much more than innocuous pipes and sewers. Or is it? Read More »