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The play is a wild genre-bending parody of, and homage to, “The Real Housewives” franchise.
Twelve exquisitely designed installations capture the fears, hopes and reveries shared on audio by 12 women playwrights.
Michel Marc Bouchard’s melodrama, about an illicit gay love affair in 1912, displays a lot of kookiness and little self-awareness.
With four actors and a contemporary setting, Bedlam offers an audacious, if half-baked, take on the Schiller play about the fate of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Exquisite Corpse Company’s clever choose-your-own-adventure play has a handful of viewers peek in on a Brooklyn couple in really close quarters.
Live performances via Zoom mix with actual game footage in this well-intentioned but preachy play by the poet Darrel Alejandro Holnes.
A lusty new production is both an enticement and a warning as we tentatively explore intimacy after a year of forced solitude.
In this clever show, audience members join a “neighborhood” and lobby for how its discordant residents should to spend a chunk of community money.
Casting Black actors and filming in a claustrophobic New York apartment revitalizes Jason Robert Brown’s popular two-character musical.
At the Yale School of Drama, the playwright Jeremy O. Harris found the kind of classmates that you can trust with your first drafts.
The autobiographical solo show from Daniel J. Watts shows off his skill with spoken word and dance, but doesn’t add up to more than the sum of its parts.
Stimulating and immersive — yet actor-free — this audio adaptation of the Saramago novel brings the terror of an epidemic into your ears.
It’s easier to find meaning in fiction than in the senseless mass killings of our reality, which seem to render the critical perspective pointless, even silly, at times.
Keli Goff’s series of vignettes feature Black women recounting how their hair affected their school lives, relationships or careers.
Oscar Wilde meets Instagram in a slick, shrewd and screen-filled update, the filmed collaboration by five British theaters.
This new franchise installment, “Sponge on the Run,” wants to be clever in nodding toward genre conventions. But its execution is poor.
A fund-raiser, a tribute, a documentary — and a reminder that Jonathan Larson’s musical remains especially inspiring in hard times.
This audio series translates the Greek myth of Perseus for teens, making its hero a young man still figuring out his destiny.
Patrick Page writes and stars in a meditation on the Bard’s villains, moving swiftly through a catalog of characters as if he were a chameleon.
A breakneck performance by Joseph Potter as an embittered former prodigy carries this unnerving monologue from Philip Ridley.
Sibyl Kempson’s unruly audio play takes Mary Shelley and her famed creation from old England to contemporary America. Bigfoot shows up, too.
As she packs her things to make a move, a critic lingers over her memories, many slickly packaged, some not.
A digital four-play retrospective, capped by a world premiere, illuminates this writer’s fascination with doubling, violence and Black identity.
Short, sharp and often funny, the work featured in the “Playing on Air” series can even make vacuuming a pleasure.
A big-box store, a hotel for transgender women and a dinner party gone awry are some of the places your ears will take you to.
Brave Spirits Theater expected to mount an ambitious cycle of eight history plays. Instead it became yet another victim of the pandemic.
An elaborate production streamed live from London makes a miser out of Andrew Lincoln and the rest of us rich with holiday cheer.
“A Christmas Carol” is a favorite of Maya Phillips, but this year, she writes, she found in it “a timely study of what it truly means to be a decent person in a community.”
Perhaps no playwright has asserted the richness and complexity of everyday Black lives and language so deeply. Now, two screen projects affirm his legacy for new audiences.
It wasn’t the year for celebration. But watching innovation flourish inspired our chief critic, while other writers found the joys of the stage in other media.
With fewer guests at the table this Thanksgiving, theatrical reminders that food, drink and reminiscence can unsettle as well as comfort.