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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Playwright Dave Harris, 2022

Playwright Dave Harris, 2022
Main Stage, Playwrights Horizons
Tambo and Bones
Director: Taylor Reynolds
Scenic Design:
Stephanie Osin Cohen

"Think: once, there was an old world where niggas would have to put on shows for people that looked nothing like them. And those niggas would have to figure out what was real and what was fake, what was true pain and what was just a story, they’d have to do all of that in front of an audience full of white niggas who had money and safety and no idea. How could anyone know freedom in a world where they are always being watched?"


Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Manhattan Bridge, 2012

Manhattan Bridge, 2012

Playwright Amanda Keating, 2022

 The Martyrdom
When I first found this story, this martyrdom, this sort of myth, I thought...other people should hear this.
I thought: I could write this story as a little play. People like plays! And if I write this little play, maybe people will hear it and maybe they'll even like it.
But then I thought: Can I write a play ? That sounds difficult. You see, I am flawed. And not just a little, so it will probably be bad and probably no one will like it or believe in it or do anything with it but drop it in a dustbin for time to erase.
And then I thought: Shut up Hrotsvitha. Write the play. It's only difficult because you believe in it. And maybe it's the difficult things that need us to believe in them most of all.
Also, it would be great to credit the puppet designer as well as some of the other folks involved with the writing of The Martyrdom. Could we include the following attributions when you post ?
New text by Amanda Keating
Translated by Lizzie Fox
Directed by Molly Clifford
Puppet & Props design by Liz Oakley

The Identity of Man J, BRONOWSKI

 The Identity of Man   J, BRONOWSKI   

“The point of King Lear and all of literature, tragic and comic, is that there is no such resolution. King Lear is not a blueprint nor a primer of geometry. It does not imply, say (as the brilliant thought of Galois did ), that it is impossible to trisect an angle. It does not even imply that it is impolitic to trisect a kingdom. The plot was not chosen to warn us against the headstrong gesture of Lear’s, even by the way. Instead, we learn to immerse ourselves in the human situation. We become one of the characters because the are alive and therefor like us and like all men and women. We get inside them and thereby understand better how to live inside ourselves; we stretch the skin of isolation inside which each of us lives. But it is by no means evident that we know how to act better in any specific encounter.”

Friday, March 11, 2022

Playwright Nadja Leonhard-Hooper, The Collision, stage at 59 East 59, 2022

stage at 59 East 59

 The Collision,
by Nadja Leonhard-Hooper,
director Lily Riopelle
Emma Ramos, Lizzie Fox, Layla Khoshnoudi

GUNCH: And does my soul not live inside my body? What if the bad greens I ate will shit my soul out of my body?GUDRUN: Greens are good for you. But sometimes they make you shit. You cannot shit your soul out of your body. Be at peace.GUNCH: You are sure?GUDRUN: I am.GUNCH: This rings true. To shit is sweet relief. It cannot be damaging to the soul if it feels so good.


Saturday, March 5, 2022

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022