Category: Off-Off Broadway
5 Theatres You Need to Know: Immersive Companies in NYC
By JONATHAN MANDELL
Friday, May 17, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 17, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Where to see shows that plunge you into the action --- So many companies call their shows "immersive" these days that the designation has become almost meaningless, seemingly just a shorthand for cool. But some theatres, like the five we're highlighting today, epitomize the label, creating adventurous and groundbreaking work that incorporates all...
Why Alice Ripley Is Preaching LGBTQ Acceptance in a Church
By J. KEITH VAN STRAATEN
Friday, May 10, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri May 10, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony winner stars in a site-specific solo show about a conservative women's moral awakening --- Alice Ripley can't remember the last time she was on stage and didn't sing. "Oh my gosh… I want to say Wild Animals You Should Know?" guesses the 55-year-old actress, who's best known for starring in Broadway musicals, notably her Tony-winning...
Giving 'Alice in Wonderland' an NC-17 Makeover
By MATTHEW WEXLER
Thursday, April 11, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Thu Apr 11, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Company XIV's resident designer on his sexy neo-baroque aesthetics for Queen of Hearts --- Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is constantly being reimagined for the stage, from big-budget musicals to plucky kids' shows, audacious ballets to a an immersive trip down the rabbit hole. But Company XIV's Queen of Hearts may be...
5 Theatres You Need to Know: Women's Theatre Companies in NYC
By CAREY PURCELL
Tuesday, April 09, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Apr 9, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Where to see female artists and women's stories on stage --- According to the Broadway League, women make up 66% of Broadway audiences, and we tend to be the overwhelming majority of theatregoers wherever shows are being performed. However, when you look beyond the house, our representation plummets. Although the number of professionally produced...
Using 'The X-Files' to Talk About the Things That Haunt Us
By JOSE SOLÍS
Friday, March 08, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Mar 8, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas' new experimental play Recent Alien Abductions is an engaging enigma --- Few television shows have haunted the collective imagination as much as The X-Files. The sci-fi series -- which ran on Fox for 11 seasons and spawned two feature films -- centered on the paranormal adventures of FBI agents Mulder and Scully, played...
Is American Assimilation a Dream or a Nightmare?
By CAROLINE CAO
Tuesday, March 05, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Tue Mar 5, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Playwright-performer Kristine Haruna Lee examines the duality of immigrant identity in Suicide Forest --- Intergenerational and cultural tensions, misogyny and trauma are the entangled themes explored in Suicide Forest, an experimental play interrogating Asianhood and assimilation. Currently running at Brooklyn's The Bushwick Starr in association...
Barbara Walsh on Her Turbulent New Role
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, February 15, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Feb 15, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
The Tony nominee serves snacks and sass in the immersive absurdist comedy Bonnie's Last Flight --- Even though Barbara Walsh has made a living doing what she loves for the past four decades, she still vividly remembers when she didn't. "I waited tables like a lot of actors do, and I had an office job for about 10 seconds until I broke the Xerox machine,"...
'Spaceman,' Take Two
By NED MOORE
Wednesday, February 13, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Feb 13, 2019  •   Off-Off Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
After having to abort the mission last year, a sci-fi show counts down to opening --- Making theatre is never easy, but the process has been especially arduous for the creators of Spaceman, a psychological thriller finally landing Off-Off Broadway after a yearlong delay. Set inside a life-size space module, Loading Dock Theatre's one-woman show chronicles...
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