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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."

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.


Posted 01.06.2013 | Arts

WHEN Reed Birney’s big break finally came, after 30 years as a journeyman actor in New York, he nearly let it pass him by. Like many performers who ...