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The Belarus Free Theatre: Committing Dangerous Acts

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Tthe hardships of living under the claustrophobic and brutal Belarusian regime of death squads, disappeared persons and jailings has gone under the radar. Hopefully, this documentary will boost concern and ignite interest and support for those who are suffering.

What the Future Might Be: Dan Fishback's Squirts

John-Stuart Fauquet | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
John-Stuart Fauquet

In April 2012, writer and performer Dan Fishback attended "A Porch Meeting for the Future," a conversation hosted by Split Britches as part of their 33x3 series at LaMama in the East Village.

Dance+the Holidays: Three Things to Do This Weekend

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 12.13.2012 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

This weekend is the perfect time to take a break, grab a friend, and get relaxed, inspired, and refreshed by some good art. Here are three ideas pared with off-the-beaten-path opportunities to see something new.

Interview: Ping Chong on the Undesirable Elements Festival

Jody Christopherson | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts
Jody Christopherson

"At times, the people telling the stories do so at great personal risk. The stories they share are powerful but, as any filmmaker will tell you, often the best material ends up on the cutting room floor."

To Die For: Chris Tanner's The Etiquette Of Death At La Mama

Bess Rowen | Posted 08.17.2012 | Home
Bess Rowen

You heard it here first: death is in. That's right. With recent shows such as Young Jean Lee's We're Gonna Die last year and Chris Tanner's The Etiquette of Death, we are still working through this topic.

Playwright Erik Ehn on Soulographie: Our Genocides a Commemorative Cycle

Jody Christopherson | Posted 06.11.2012 | Arts
Jody Christopherson

Playwrights like these, clearly passionate people who are willing to risk, willing to do things the hard way -- they have the important and difficult task of sharing what they've seen. How do they begin to speak the unspeakable?

RIP, Performance Artist, Playwright, And 'Alien Comic' Tom Murrin

Posted 03.13.2012 | Arts

Tom Murrin, the beloved New York performance art icon, passed away yesterday after a long struggle with cancer, The Village Voice reports. "The Ali...

Curtis M. Wong

Underground Belarusian Theater Troupe Returns To New York

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.17.2011 | Arts

Most artists grapple with various challenges in their decision to pursue a career in the theater, from first-time audition jitters to long-term financ...

Haiti Is Wailing: Gina Athena Ulysse, Anthropologist and Performing Artist

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

Haiti is Gina's reason for everything. A self-described accidental student, she earned her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology in hopes of helping her birth-country.

Puppets Take Manhattan

Pamela Newton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Pamela Newton

What's the deal with the puppets? Puppets, like cartoons, used to be for kids. But these days, they're more often conduits for high-brow visual lyricism. Clearly, we in New York are having a puppet moment.

Daniel Beaty's 'Chosen Schizophrenia' Drives His Solo Playwriting

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Sims

"Are you asking me if I'm a control freak?" Daniel Beaty asks me as I question his decision to turn an ensemble play into a solo work.

Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine & Rites of Passage: Songs of Scythian Stones

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Virlana Tkacz's work with the Yara Arts Group reflects her desire to re-integrate the ancient "ways of knowing" as she puts it, into modern life.

A Remarkable Class

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

I recently began teaching a series of arts management seminars for ten grantees of the Ford Foundation. The Foundation has committed $100 million ove...

Heavy Like the Weight of a Flame

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

Heavy Like the Weight of a Flame, aside from a few theatrical embellishments, is an excellently staged piece.