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Thursday, January 4, 2024

“Aftermath:” An Interview with Piper Theatre’s Daniel McKamey, Pance Pony, James Clements, and Bailey Nassetta. by Emily Cordes

Presented by NYC’s Piper Theatre, Aftermath is a new pop musical-in-development written by Daniel McKamey, with lyrics by Pance Pony and book by James Clements. The story follows the after…

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

“TRACES:” An Interview With Co-Creators James Clements and Sam Hood Adrain of What Will the Neighbors Say? by Emily Cordes

TRACES is a new devised documentary theater piece presented by the investigative theatre group What Will the Neighbors Say? and commissioned by CUNY Queens College in Queens, NY. Researched …

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Friday, July 22, 2022

“The Aliens Make Thanksgiving Dinner:” An Interview With Co-Creators James Clements, Derya Celikkol, and Maamoun Tebbo by Emily Cordes

“The Aliens Make Thanksgiving Dinner” is a new devised play, co-written, co-directed and performed by James Clements (Scotland), Derya Celikkol (Turkey) and Maamoun Tebbo (Lebanon), and …

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

The Beast is Back: Radiotheatre’s Live Audio Play “King Kong” by Emily Cordes

Since its original 1933 film debut, the story of King Kong has become a mainstay of America’s, and New York City’s, popular culture, with the great ape’s skyscraper showdown as much a …

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Embrace All of Me: Jocelyn Kuritsky’s “A Simple Herstory” by Emily Cordes

The last several decades of U.S. history have seen a remarkable upswing in women’s political success, with female candidates rising to prominence in Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Vi…

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

“I Thought I Could Read God’s Mind”: Katrin Arefy’s “The Portrait of An Angel, A Lion, A Monster” by Emily Cordes

When reflecting on the experiences, and people, that have shaped us, certain individuals may emerge as recurring figures in our personal stories. More pointedly, when someone disappears and …

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

The Universal Immigrant: “Ellis Island” by James Clements and Doireann Mac Mahon by Emily Cordes

The last several years in our shared history, particularly the rise of discriminatory legislation, pandemic-fueled xenophobia, and racially-motivated violence, have turned a sharper lens tow…

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Friday, June 4, 2021

The Body Tells the Story: Blessed Unrest’s “Touch” by Emily Cordes

The past year has, in many ways, turned a sharper lens towards our bodies, particularly our physical relationship to the world around us. The pandemic-fueled absence of bodily connection, an…

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Cards For Humanity: “Social Alchemix (Live!)” by Wil Petre by Emily Cordes

The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned an interesting social paradox: even as online platforms have helped us maintain valuable interactions in a time of physical isolation, they have also highli…

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Embrace The Chaos: “Readymade Cabaret 2.0” by Emily Cordes

Given the year’s unsettling mixed-bag of a global pandemic, racial reckoning, political strife, and various man-made and natural crises (murder hornets, anyone?), the chaos of 2020 has bec…

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Reach Out And Touch Faith: “Guru Of Touch” By This Is Not A Theatre Company by Emily Cordes

After nearly half a year in quarantine, many artists still wrestle with the conundrum of COVID-era theatre: how can we create meaningful work when stripped of the in-person contact on which …

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Drink From The Well of Yourself: “Play In Your Bathtub” as Quarantine Comfort Theatre by Emily Cordes

Individual tastes notwithstanding, it can be argued that the best theatre is that which connects us to our own humanity and lived experience. Though the COVID-19 outbreak, and ensuing mass q…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Review of ‘Gaslit’ by Emily Cordes

As the #metoo movement has made evident, recent years have witnessed not only the revelation of women’s long-buried truths but a new awareness of the systems which necessitate and uphold t…

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Review of ‘This is Modern Art’ by Emily Cordes

The question of graffiti’s status as expression or vandalism has served as a point of contention for decades of urban history. While modern New Yorkers may regularly encounter such works w…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards