The monologue, written by Mike Daisey performed and adapted at AS220 by Seth Lepore, goes to show that at this moment, and now for the foreseeable future, all political theater is the theater of the absurd. The show starts and ends in a nightmare, in between, delivered in vivid metaphor, the history of Donald J.… Continue reading Trump Card : the nightmare, the dream, the reality.
Donald, Ted, and Marco presents the audience with an explicit break from reality. The stage is not so much set, as it is demarcated by fluorescent green tape in a grid pattern on the floor and spreading partway up the wall before dispersing. The visual instantly recalls a virtual world being rendered; a glimpse of… Continue reading Epistemology and Farce compete in Donald, Ted, and Marco
Paula Vogel’s Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief opens at the Burbage Theatre with an abbreviated production of Othella, a queered version of Othello. The famous strangulation scene is performed by two women, and its intensity is a good exposition of the stakes of Desdemona’s world in the full-length play that follows. Most importantly, it… Continue reading Getting Vocal About Class in Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief
Coriolanus is the third and final installment of OUT LOUD Theatre's free season of public-domain works. Tammy Brown is alive in the titular role and Siobhan LaPorte-Cauley owns the role of rival Aufidius. Kira Hawkridge's directing shines in the play's striking tableaus and her skill in choreographing transitions so that not a moment goes to waste… Continue reading A Fierce Growth