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Annie Baker

Interview: Annie Baker (Part 2)

Steven Suskin | Posted 11.02.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Rehearsing my plays is a really different experience, for actors, than most plays. I think it was the actor Matt Maher, of The Flick, who said something like "it's like playing in a very small sandbox, but in that you have a lot of freedom."

Interview: Annie Baker (Part 1)

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.26.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

"You really have to look at the whole picture and see whose story is being told, in terms of geography, gender, class, race. I also think a big problem is not doing work that's experimental enough."

Aisle View: Popcorn in the Aisles

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Annie Baker, in The Flick, has drawn three disparate loners in dead-end menial jobs; engaged them in often aimless-seeming banter, as opposed to meaningful discussion; and keeps them at it for three-plus long hours.

On the Culture Front: Ben Howard, Punch Brothers, Belleville, The Flick and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.26.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

It's been a packed month of culture. I finally made it down to the Barclays Center for Mumford and Sons, and the weekend before I caught one of my favorite bluegrass-based acts, The Punch Brothers.

Slow But Funny

AP | By JENNIFER FARRAR | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- If you're getting repeatedly passed over for promotion in a tedious job by younger co-workers, you'll find a lot to relate to in Annie Bak...

First Nighter: Annie Baker's Flick Delves Deep Into Lasting Silver-screen Effects

David Finkle | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Is there anything wrong with The Flick? I've wracked my brain to see if anything is, and I've come up with one glaring lapse: There's no broken seat.

A Fresh Take On Chekhov's Classic

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home

Tis’ the season for Chekhov, but then again when isn’t it. Wedged between Target Margin Theater’s postmodern production of "Uncle Vanya" last m...

Women on the Verge

George Heymont | Posted 04.21.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Joy Carlin has directed the Bay area premiere of Body Awareness with a keen sensitivity to the kinds of remarks that can quickly escalate a misunderstanding to the point where two people might seem close to ending a relationship.

Body Awareness Meets Emotional Obtuseness at Berkeley's Aurora

Leo Stutzin | Posted 04.09.2012 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

In Annie Baker's fiercely funny Body Awareness, which is receiving its Bay Area premiere at Berkeley's Aurora Theatre, the lack of empathy doesn't need a medical diagnosis. It's almost universal.