Tag: Drama Desk Awards

2018: excavation review themes

I squeezed adventures in Norway, Sweden, the wilds of central Wisconsin, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island into 2019, a year of paring, sifting and sorting of involvement on professional boards and continuing projects. I served on the executive committee of the American Theatre Critics Association, as a judge for the Henry Hewes Design Awards and the

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2018: excavation review

Live and filmed performances, as well as readings of works in progress, filled my days in calendar year 2018. I usually attend solo, and yet often host my spouse or theater-obsessed friends and colleagues. By my rough count, during 2018 in New York City and elsewhere, I saw 300 theatrical performances (ticketed, cast, full productions),

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event musings: 2013-2014 drama desk nominations announcement

Drama Desk presents: 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards Nominations Announcement Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and Fran Drescher Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11am 54 Below, 254 West 54th Street The first of several events capping off my season of theatre-going on behalf of the Drama Desk transpired a week ago. After  viewing and discussing 300 shows from May 2013 through

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drama desk adventure 2012-2013 wrap up

A season year of theatre going  — over 250 shows for Drama Desk consideration as well as a substantial additional number of concerts and readings and other events addressing other interests and work obligations — has been marked by several events over the past few weeks. One involves a group of people working through a

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drama desk adventure begins

Writing about theatre comes from passionate engagement for me. For years I wrote and spoke about the theatre I read and saw and consumed in personal handwritten journals, in academic papers, in quiet conversations with friends and colleagues. Over the past six years this passionate and personal engagement has become something else, something more public

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