Friday, August 25, 2017

Feeling Grief, Feeling Female, Feeling Un-American by Hilary Tanabe

A never-ending stream of hypnotic ghosts.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 04:33PM
Monday, August 21, 2017

Dancing with Ghosts: Trajal Harrell’s Becoming/Chanelling/Voguing Kazuo Ohno/Tatsumi Hijikata/Antonia Merce by Hilary Tanabe

A new way of being, a new world emerges, one of infinite possibility, as the current one is upended.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 08:06PM
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Machinalia – a response by Audrey Moyce

Assaulted by sound. A noisescape that experientially presented embodied anxiety. Mic stand dialogue, alienating and surprisingly all the more evocative for it. Shit hanging from the ceiling.…

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 10:36AM
Sunday, August 6, 2017

Between Walled Rooms: Tyler Rai on Ivy Baldwin’s “Keen [No. 2]” by Tyler Rai

it was about our bodies. no, it was about our wildness. as if you could divide them.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 02:06PM
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Philadelphia Dispatch: No Face Performance Group’s THE TOP by Lily Kind

I am seeing the iPhone ghost faded into Mark’s jean pocket. We see each other. He is seeing each one of us.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 10:33AM
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

on the intense yearning of the indefinable – a response to SEHNSUCHT by Audrey Moyce

“Nostalgia” is appealing because its outlines are blurry, soft, malleable; it is easy to romanticize the past because you can pick and choose the parts of them you want to recall.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 08:48AM
Friday, July 28, 2017

How Not To Save Your World by Audrey Moyce

“What are we even trying to save!?”

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 10:12AM
Thursday, July 13, 2017

True Right, or, George and Jeb: A Cautionary Tale by Audrey Moyce

We have long had a fascination with what our culture’s celebrities do behind closed doors. What nicknames do they use? What junk food do they like? Yeah but how do they talk to each other,…

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 12:24PM
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ensemble Studio Theatre: It’s Not a Sprint by Amelia Parenteau

Is a one-act the most intentionally ephemeral storytelling? Or a prelude to a more extended version of itself?

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 11:24AM
Monday, June 26, 2017

’round the bend: Amy Surratt’s FIRST AND LAST (show) by Maura Donohue

An effective seduction, there is enough truth in the tall tales to keep us believing and bound to the ride.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 04:06PM
Thursday, June 15, 2017

by wing, fin, hoof, or foot: a movable conversation by Amy Gijsbers Van Wijk

It feels almost as though I am watching a fairy tale, or an animal documentary about conflict within an ecosystem.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 11:33AM
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Remake The World: La MaMa Moves! by Maura Donohue

In these perilous, challenging and unpredictable times in our country and in the world, we can look to the performing arts for some clues as to how we might respond and continue to live our …

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 08:06PM

A Slow and Steady Commotion: response to Sister Sylvester’s Maps for a War Tourist by Katy Einerson

But the tortoises bring a different element. They seem trustworthy. You can really count on them to play their part.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 11:18AM
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Swimming in a Sea of Plastic: “Tides Project: Drowning Planet/Disposable Bodies” at La MaMa Moves by George Emilio Sanchez

George Emilio Sanchez offers a rumination on Culturebot's Maura Donohue's recent work at La MaMa

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 10:24AM
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Passing On the Passed (Past) by Dan O'Neil

I could go on, you should go on for me, counting heros not yet fallen.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 02:12PM
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

How To Celebrate An Artist? by Audrey Moyce

this world doesn’t make sense. therefore, making art that tries to make perfect sense doesn’t make any sense.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 11:48AM
Monday, June 5, 2017

The Art of Luv (Part 5): SWIPE RIGHT / ROKÉ CUPID takes on Internet Romance by Dan O'Neil

“If a clone was made of you, would you sleep with it?”

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 03:36PM
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

PLUTO (no longer a play) by Amelia Parenteau

This was a weird play, and I feel okay saying that because even the press release pronounces, “PLUTO is dynamic, simple, and strange.” And I liked the weirder bits a lot. On the night I …

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 11:33AM
Monday, May 29, 2017

Mercurial Dana by Tara Sheena

There is a buzzing that won’t stop; if it stops, I am afraid of how you will go on.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 01:24PM

En Route by Tara Sheena

Is this enough Is this fucked Is this now Is this boring

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 01:24PM
Friday, May 26, 2017

On Not ‘Getting It’ by Dan O'Neil

When one goes to the beach, does one lie on the sand and watch the water? Or does one wade in until they can barely reach the bottom?

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 12:48PM
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Just Visiting by Tara Sheena

Your tea drinking What flavor and why

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 11:06PM

It’s All Matter/It All Matters: In Rehearsal with Beth Graczyk by Tara Sheena

Like live performance. Like everything.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 11:06PM

TB Sheets – a response by Nick Anderson

The Ones are always in transition, moving from one version of themselves to the next, not out of fear, but human necessity.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 10:24AM
Monday, May 22, 2017

World Builders: a love story by Amelia Parenteau

I first met Gus Schulenburg as an intern in his department at Theatre Communications Group. I remember being impressed by his ability to make time for everyone, in spite of the mountain of w…

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 02:06PM
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Skiing Without Skis: Watching Piehole’s Ski End by Audrey Moyce

There are few things more likely to turn me off to a realist play than fake food and drink. Piehole’s Ski End, presented at the New Ohio Theatre through May 19, is hardly in proximity to k…

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 10:24AM
Monday, May 15, 2017

Ain Gordon’s “Radicals in Miniature” at Baryshnikov Arts Center by Talvin Wilks

Along the way, I make my own discoveries. I add my names to the list. I summon my personal radicals as I watch and witness...the dead will have their due.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 01:06AM
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

An Evening Without Kippy Winston, Wherein the Author Attends the Season Finale of REAL TALK/KIP TALK by Paul Ketchum

It was funny, it was touching, it inspired moderate anxiety.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 09:18PM
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

“You are you even before you…” – Will Rawls & Claudia Rankine at Bard College by Maura Donohue

Wily, genre-busting Will Rawls collaborates with poetic genius, Claudia Rankine, for their premire of "What Remains" at The Fisher Center for Performing Arts at Bard College.

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 12:48AM
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Upping the Ante: Director Alexis Confer takes Shakespeare to Vegas by Katy Einerson

Director Alexis Confer is in a groove. After three straight successful productions of Shakespeare’s most well loved comedies, she’s taking on the notoriously ambitious, fantastical and w…

SOURCE: Culture Bot at 12:06PM

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