Abrons Art Center
Feb 1, 6:30pm
The playwright discusses his formative years, rejuvenation of historical material, and how race is coded into theatergoing itself.
Featuring selections by Bethany Ides, Isaac Pool, Charles Bernstein, Matthew Weinstein, Ivan Talijancic, and more.
“The looks we get at reality are really only guesses.”
If you’re craving a larger dose of antihero than the typical binge watch can offer, you might turn your gaze back to Sondheim and Weidman’s Assassins.
The performers consider memory, autobiography, and stand-up in Truscott’s groundbreaking comedy about rape, Asking for It, showing this November at NYU’s Skirball Center.
By casting actors to perform as herself, Bocanegra considers “the nature of presentation itself.” Lili Taylor stars in her Farmhouse/Whorehouse at BAM’s Next Wave Festival this December.
The universe and the playwright
It takes a rare kind of playwright to evoke the head-spinning contradictions in our national political psyches.
Feminists face off against Norman Mailer in the Wooster Group’s reenactment of the notorious ‘71 Town Hall debate
The actors chat about performing masculinity, transitioning, and Blackwell’s one-person show They, Themself and Schmerm.
In Tongue PhD––Lithuanian-born, New York-based artist Ieva Misevičiūtė’s latest solo performance, which had its US premier at The Kitchen this September––the muscular movements, animal ancestry, and (countless) metaphoric permutations of the tongue are explored and presented in the style, oddly enough, of a PhD dissertation.
“I asked my students for the image of the essence of tenderness. One girl brought in a small, silver plate with a bunch of grapes neatly laid out on it. When I noticed she had stripped the skin off the grapes, I got goose bumps.”
A play that updates European absurdist techniques to take aim at liberal America’s great existential troubles: race and gender.
This guide is for women who feel that they will soon be engaged in a new revolution to overthrow the soul-crushing social codes that govern their sexual, professional, and familial lives.
”I am not a human being up there, true, and I am not a woman. I’m consciousness.”
“I hope it’s not a masochistic impulse within me, but I will always stay until the end to see how a creative thought completes itself.”
“They said, ‘You’ll be in charge of the children and the dogs.’ And I said, ‘Okay! But what does that even mean?’”
It’s Corey Haim here—‘80s heartthrob, teen idol, and tragic girlish boy next door. What’s up, Schmerm?