Tag: New York Theatre Workshop

“Mary Jane,” Mom to Chronically Sick Child, Gently Explodes

[article as originally published in The Clyde Fitch Report, September 27, 2017.] There’s quiet devastation in the all-female voices of Amy Herzog’s Mary Jane, now playing at Off-Broadway’s New York Theatre Workshop after a run last spring at Yale Repertory Theatre. Herzog’s play does explode, but gently, exposing life around the edges of achingly ordinary domestic details. Carrie Coon assumes the potent,

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testimonies of endurance: forever and the challenges of solo performance

[article originally published at HowlRound, June 9, 2015.] The exquisite skill of a single storyteller evoking a time, a story, and a history has held humankind rapt for as long as one kinsman has reported back to the home village after a journey into the forest. In theatre, we explore this framework in solo performance.

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review: red dog howls

Red Dog Howls by Alexander Dinelaris Directed by Ken rus Schmoll Featuring Kathleen Chalfant, Alfred Narciso, Florencia Lozano New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street September 24, 2012 (opening) — October 14, 2012 production web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee September 27, 2012 Red Dog Howls is crowd-sourced storytelling — three characters on

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review: kaddish

Kaddish (or The Key in the Window) Based on the poem by Allen Ginsberg Created and performed by Donnie Mather Directed by Kim Weild The Adaptations Project at New York Theatre Workshop 83 East 4th Street September 29, 2011 — October 9, 2011 production web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee September 29, 2011 Kaddish

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review: peter and the starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher Written by Rick Elise Directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers Featuring Adam Chanler-Berat, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Christian Borle, Carson Elrod New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street February 18, 2011 (1st preview)  — April 17, 2011 (extension) production web site:  http://www.nytw.org/peter_info.asp Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee March 13, 2011 Peter

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