Trump Card : the nightmare, the dream, the reality.

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.

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Epistemology and Farce compete in Donald, Ted, and Marco

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

Getting Vocal About Class in Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief

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