Tag: MCC Theater

Teaching Manners to Build a Community

[article as originally published in TDF Stages, September 18, 2017.] MCC Theater’s new drama focuses on a one-of-a-kind charm school — Northlight Theatre‘s artistic director, BJ Jones, was so taken with a 2012 Chicago Tribunestory about Gloria Allen, an African-American, sexagenarian transwoman teaching an etiquette class for LGBTQ youth, he asked his friend, playwright Philip Dawkins, to pen

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Developmental Through Lines: O’Neill, The Nether, and Bright Half Life

[article originally published in HowlRound, April 28, 2015.] Like siblings who grew up in the same house at different times with different family members around, two plays recently concluded Off Broadway runs after being nurtured in the O’Neill Playwrights Conference—The Nether by Jennifer Haley and Bright Half Life by Tanya Barfield. Jennifer Haley’s The Nether, produced

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review: side effects

Side Effects By Michael Weller Directed by David Auburn Featuring Joely Richardson and Cotter Smith MCC at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street production web site: http://tinyurl.com/3jy2cj2 June 2, 2011 — July 3, 2011 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee June 21, 2011 “This is not a wallow.  This is me being peaceful.” (Melinda) “You’re adorable

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