Thursday, December 3, 2020

A.Y.L.A.N at the Oda Theater by Allison Newey

A.Y.L.A.N by Natasha Tripney Oda Theater, Prishtina, 29 October  The audience sits on the stage looking out at a sea of empty seats. From this perspective, they look like waves breaking on …

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Independently connected: Fefu and Her Friends meet virtually by Kaylen Ralph

Maria Irene Fornés’s feminist masterpiece Zooms in to help Season of Concern. Fefu and Her Friends, written and directed in 1977 by Cuban American playwright …

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Nate: A One Man Show review – outrageous and electrifying comedy by Brian Logan

Natalie Palamides’s drag king show remains both raucous and subtle, as it explores grey areas around consent There can be sacrifices when live comedy transfers to TV – and I expected the…

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Work On Those Re-Opening Venue Images by Joe Patti

Even pre-Covid the general guidance for promotional images and text was to focus on the audience experience. Regardless of whether the venue you perform/show your work at is allowed to open,…

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

"Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon" - An Enlightening Journey Into Darkness by Judd Hollander

Reviewed by Judd Hollander In the closing narration of the classic Twilight Zone television episode "Where is Everybody?" series creator Rod Serling talks about isolation, the barrier of lo…

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Review: Crime of the Century, Chickenshed Theatre by Samuel Nicholls

Review: Crime of the Century, Chickenshed Theatre4.0Overall ScoreAs the audience saunters in (or, in this case, logs in to the livestream), a claxon lists a litany of demanding questions: …

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Melbourne Fringe: #txtshow (on the internet)

Unlike much of Melbourne Fringe 2020, actor Brian Feldman’s monologue #txtshow (on the internet) is live – delivered from Washington D.C. via Zoom. This quirky show has the audience anon…

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Eating Myself review – an audacious cooking lesson that serves the host for dinner by Arifa Akbar

Available onlineIn an intimate and often traumatic one-woman performance, Pepa Duarte explores her hostile relationship with cravings, calorie-counting and identity, as a bean soup bubbles o…

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Review: American Blues Theater’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ is the don’t-miss show this lonely holiday season by Chris Jones

American Blues is presenting its long-running, old time radio-style show via Zoom this year, performed live each night for the audience from the actors' homes.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

In ‘Blindness’ at STC, the audience is live, with not an actor in sight by News Desk

The immersive sound installation Blindness, originally produced to great acclaim at London’s Donmar Warehouse, makes its U.S. premiere at Shakespeare Theatre Company December 8, 2020. For …

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VIDEO: Lauren Patten Covers 'God is a Woman'

Lauren Patten recently performed a live-streamed concert from Rockwood Music Hall back in September, and will be presenting another performance this Sunday, 11/22. She will be performing liv…

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA reach agreement over streaming theater by Caitlin Huston

Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA have reached an agreement over coverage of streamed and recorded theater. The new agreement, announced late Thursday, states that during the pandemic Actors’…

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Panto in a pandemic: honks not hisses and an unprecedented cow by Chris Wiegand

This season, pantomimes are shifting from the theatre to drive-ins and online. Two shows will still make a song and dance about it Iain Lauchlan has been putting on panto in Coventry for alm…

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Watch Michael Arden, Jefferson Mays, and Dane Laffrey Offer a Glimpse of A Christmas Carol Stream by Andrew Gans

"I want the audience to scream within the first five seconds," says director Arden of this version of the Dickens classic.

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‘A triumph of ingenuity & responsiveness’: 15 HEROINES – Jermyn Street Theatre (Online theatre) by Maryam Philpott

15 Heroines is an impressive and energised reworking of Greek myth that leaves the audience keen to find out more about each of these women and their remarkable lives. Being a woman in …

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Deliverance review – a radiant experience of lockdown me-time by Mark Fisher

You are the solo performer and audience in this quietly transformative piece whose script is delivered to your door One of the things they teach playwrights is character development. If your…

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

When the Critic Is Also the Star. And the Audience. by Laura Collins-Hughes and Alexis Soloski

Connection or isolation? Intensity or escape? This spate of shows that put the watcher to work are rewarding, but often in contrasting ways.

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Melbourne Fringe: Macabaret 

The potential for macabre thrills and chills was high when I settled in for the midnight performance of Macabaret on Friday the 13th. As we wait for the show to commence, a roaring 20s sound…

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Call Answered: Gregori J. Martin Interview: The Bay on Popstar! TV and Amazon Prime by Adam Rothenberg

It’s not everyday the creator of a 19-time Emmy Award winning show comments on your Instagram post & then sends you a private Facebook message to tell you how much he enjoyed & app…

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

"Thou Better Workest" by Mo Brady

by George Mulder and Ethan St. Germain …

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I Interview Playwrights Part 1096: Kevin Kautzman by Adam Szymkowicz

Kevin KautzmanHometown:  Mandan, North DakotaCurrent Town:  Minneapolis, MinnesotaQ:  Tell me about Moderation.A:  MODERATION is a new play recently adapted into a podcast you can hear a…

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Monday, November 9, 2020

A Tale of Two Tragedies by Peter J Snee

The premise of a tragedy is simple; it ends in death. The audience knows this from the outset. The protagonist,

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The Guardian view on live art: irreplaceable energy | Editorial by Editorial

Cultural venues in much of the UK are now closed to audiences, but one thing is clear: the shared experience of art should never be taken for granted The late summer and early autumn saw a m…

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

The week in theatre: Death of England: Delroy; Crave; Little Wars – reviews by Susannah Clapp

Olivier, London; Chichester Festival theatre; live streamThe sequel to Clint Dyer and Roy Williams’s Death of England, plus works by Sarah Kane and Steven Carl McCasland, evoke rage and pr…

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Death of England: Delroy review – brash and brilliant theatre by Arifa Akbar

Olivier theatre, LondonMichael Balogun delivers this monologue – a sequel to Clint Dyer and Roy Williams’ Death of England – with deftly controlled energy ‘There have been other mome…

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Monday, November 2, 2020

Dot. Dot. Dot. review – Daniel Kitson's unkempt everyman charts the strangest of years by Mark Fisher

Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh/onlineThe comedian – on a solo tour of UK theatres – finds warm and funny layers of humanity in the small details of everyday lives Daniel Kitson doesn’t strike…

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Audition Song Suggestions for Jekyll & Hyde – by Character by Performerstuff

Audition Song Suggestions for Jekyll & Hyde the Musical –  by Character Written by Leryn Turlington October 12, 2020 Finding the right audition song can be a dangerous game. B…

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Friday, October 30, 2020

A Touch of the Poet Review: The Irish Rep’s Grand Illusion of Eugene O’Neill’s Play about a Delusional Immigrant by New York Theater

Con Melody is a drunk saddled with a run-down tavern outside Boston, who fancies himself a European war hero born in an Irish castle. He’s a vain, moody character living an illusion in “…

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Alfred Enoch: “I don’t want to let the audience off the hook” by A Younger Theatre

In our latest feature, Lindsey Huebner interviews Alfred Enoch about opening Crave at Chichester Festival Theatre. They talk about disorientating theatre, the dramaturgical benefits of live-…

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

1+2+2+1 (+2+1+1) Audition Monologues for Clue by Performerstuff

1+2+2+1 (+2+1+1) Audition Monologues for Clue Written by Amanda Grace October 21, 2020 Take the guesswork out of auditioning for Sandy Rustin’s staging of Jonathan Lynn’s murder m…

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Far Away (PTP/NYC) by Wendy Caster

In the past couple of decades, Caryl Churchill has perfected the oblique and concentrated one-act play, somehow providing the intellectual challenge and emotional punch of the best of full-…

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