Tag: 59E59 Theaters

review: The Birds

by Conor McPherson Based on the short story by Daphne du Maurier Directed by Stefan Dzeparoski Featuring Antoinette LaVecchia, Tony Naumovski, Mia Hutchinson-Shaw BirdLand Theatre + 1st Irish @ 59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street September 9, 2016 – October 1, 2016 production site I’m usually a sucker for a play staged in a bare black box with crisp white

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review: Summer Shorts 10 Series B

Summer Shorts 10 Series B Black Flag by Idris Goodwin Queen by Alexander Dinelaris The Dark Clothes of Night by Richard Alfredo Throughline Artists at 59E59, 59 East 59th July 22, 2016 — September 3, 2016 [Series B opened August 7] These slightly belated musings cover the three one acts that rounded out the 2016 10th annual Summer Shorts festival by Throughline Artists. The “B” set

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review: Summer Shorts 10 Series A

Summer Shorts 10 Series A The Helpers by Cusi Cram After the Wedding by Neil LaBute This is How it Ends by A Rey Pamatmat Throughline Artists at 59E59, 59 East 59th July 22, 2016 — September 3, 2016 [Series A opened July 31] Two evenings of three one-act plays are currently running as the tenth annual Throughline Artists Summer Shorts. I have attended these

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Shared Vocabulary and Puppetry in Ramesh Meyyappan’s Butterfly

[article originally published in HowlRound, June 21, 2016.] Theatremaker Ramesh Meyyappan has opinions about the cultural position of “deaf” or “signed” theatre and its role in his own art including his most recent work Butterfly, which ran through May 14 at 59E59 as part of the Brits Off Broadway series. The wordless one-hour piece was developed

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Subversively Smart and Turning the Tide: Lauren Gunderson’s Women Heroes

[article originally published in HowlRound March 15, 2016.] I and You, which recently closed a well-received co-production from Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) in Lowell, Massachusetts and Richard Winker at 59E59 in Manhattan, is not your typical teenaged girl yarn. Lauren Gunderson has created a flawed young woman protagonist who plays the lead in her own story. Catherine

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boxing from the inside: brett neveu and the magnetic presence of the ring

[article as originally published in HowlRound, September 30, 2014.] While he is no stranger to national attention, something new has been added to Brett Neveu’s resume in 2014—New York playwright. And his Chicago ensemble has newly opened a New York outpost. In a chat just before the opening of the New York run of his Chicago-birthed

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review: the woodsman

The Woodsman by James Ortiz with Claire Karpen and Strangemen & Co. Directed by James Ortiz and Claire Karpen Featuring James Ortiz, Eliza Simpson, Edward W. Hardy 59E59 Theater B January 30, 2014 (open February 5, 2014) — February 16, 2014 production web site “A cerulean windmill twirls lazily in the breeze. People are working

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event musings: horton foote + kim stanley = endless delights

Horton Foote + Kim Stanley = Endless Delights Harrison, TX: Three Plays by Horton Foote @ 59E59 (attended August 14, 2012) Studio One: The Traveling Lady @  The Paley Center (August 19, 2012) I dreamed myself into the world of Horton Foote‘s sensibility from my Midwestern childhood imagination long before I knew his name. Foote’s

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review: the hunchback variations

The Hunchback Variations: A Chamber Opera Music by Mark Messing Libretto by Mickle Maher (from his own play) Featuring Larry Adams, George Andrew Wolff, Paul Ghica (cello), Christopher Sargent (piano) Theater Oobleck at 59E59, 59 East 59th Street June 10, 2012 — July 1, 2012 production web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee June 9, 2012

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review: murder in the first

Murder in the First by Dan Gordon Directed by Michael Parva Featuring Chad Kimball, Guy Burnet, Harold Humson The Directors Company and Invictus Theater Company at 59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street June 6, 2012 — July 1, 2012 production web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee June 4, 2012 Drama inspired by actual events

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