The questions that swirl around colorblind casting and equality in the arts—and beyond—are front and center in two new plays presented by the Obie and Drama Desk Award-winning Ma-Yi Theater Company, beginning performances this week on Theater Row...
Squeal like a pig!” Everyone who was around in the 1970s remembers the jokes that stemmed from the enormously popular 1972 film Deliverance, jokes that were usually set up with the yukmeister humming a few bars of the movie’s famous theme song, “Dueling Banjos.”
Ever stopped to wonder: just how truthful is a memoir? How truthful can it be, in actuality? These and other questions swirl around Lying, a World Premiere adapted for the stage by Matt Opatrny from the metaphorical memoir by acclaimed writer and memoirist Lauren Slater. (Lucille Lortel Award winner Jessica Burr is the director and choreographer.)
She is one of the world’s most prominent—and controversial—performance artists—which is to say, she is always worth seeing. And beginning in October, the legendary Karen Finley returns to Off-Broadway in the World Premiere of Written in Sand, based on pieces she wrote about the emerging AIDS crisis between 1983 and 1994.
Wacky bookworms, menacing bullies and up-and-coming ‘tween fashionistas can all be found in The Love Note, an inspiring new musical for pre-teens (and, of course, the young at heart) by Boston-based playwright/composer Gail Phaneuf.
Writer/director Van Dirk Fisher (founder of the Black Experimental Theater) takes an infamous 1997 NYC police case as inspiration for his play Code of Silence, which begins performances August 20 at the Theatre at St. Clement’s, as a production of The Riant Theatre Company,